The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
That men may know wisdom and instruction, understand words of insight,
receive instruction in wise dealing, righteousness, justice, and equity;
that prudence may be given to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth--
the wise man also may hear and increase in learning, and the man of understanding acquire skill,
to understand a proverb and a figure, the words of the wise and their riddles.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and reject not your mother's teaching;
for they are a fair garland for your head, and pendants for your neck.
My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent.