My children, listen to a father's teaching. Pay attention and gain understanding.
I give you good advice. So don't turn away from what I teach you.
I was once a young boy in my father's house. I was my mother's only child.
My father taught me. He said, "Hold on to my words with all your heart. Keep my commands. Then you will live.
Get wisdom. Get understanding. Don't forget my words. Don't turn away from them.
Stay close to wisdom, and she will keep you safe. Love her, and she will watch over you.