Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend, that you may know prudence.
I will give you a good gift, forsake not my law.
For I also was my father’s son, tender, and as an only son in the sight of my mother:
And he taught me, and said: Let thy heart receive my words, keep my commandments, and thou shalt live.
Get wisdom, get prudence: forget not, neither decline from the words of my mouth.
Forsake her not, and she shall keep thee: love her, and she shall preserve thee.