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I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching.
For I too was a son to my father, still tender, and cherished by my mother.
Then he taught me, and he said to me, “Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live.
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Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.
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Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.
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The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
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Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.
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She will give you a garland to grace your head and present you with a glorious crown.”
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Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many.
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I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.
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When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.
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