Listen, children, to a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain a insight;
for I give you good precepts: do not forsake my teaching.
When I was a son with my father, tender, and my mother's favorite,
he taught me, and said to me, "Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live.
Get wisdom; get insight: do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
Do not forsake her, and she will keep you; love her, and she will guard you.
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