My children, listen when your father corrects you. Pay attention and learn good judgment,
for I am giving you good guidance. Don’t turn away from my instructions.
For I, too, was once my father’s son, tenderly loved as my mother’s only child.
My father taught me, “Take my words to heart. Follow my commands, and you will live.
Get wisdom; develop good judgment. Don’t forget my words or turn away from them.