My son, do not forget my teaching. Keep my commands in your heart.
They will help you live for many years. They will bring you success.
Don't let love and truth ever leave you. Tie them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will find favor and a good name in the eyes of God and people.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart. Do not depend on your own understanding.
In all your ways remember him. Then he will make your paths smooth and straight.
Don't be wise in your own eyes. Have respect for the LORD and avoid evil.
That will bring health to your body. It will make your bones strong.
Honor the LORD with your wealth. Give him the first share of all your crops.
Then your storerooms will be so full they can't hold everything. Your huge jars will spill over with fresh wine.
My son, do not hate the LORD's training. Do not object when he corrects you.