Then her fetters will become for you a strong defense, and her collar a glorious robe.
Her yoke is a golden ornament, and her bonds a purple cord.
You will wear her like a glorious robe, and put her on like a splendid crown.
If you are willing, my child, you can be disciplined, and if you apply yourself you will become clever.
If you love to listen you will gain knowledge, and if you pay attention you will become wise.
Stand in the company of the elders. Who is wise? Attach yourself to such a one.
Be ready to listen to every godly discourse, and let no wise proverbs escape you.
If you see an intelligent person, rise early to visit him; let your foot wear out his doorstep.
Reflect on the statutes of the Lord, and meditate at all times on his commandments. It is he who will give insight to your mind, and your desire for wisdom will be granted.