Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and be attentive to know understanding.
For I give you good doctrine; forsake ye not my law.
For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
He taught me also and said unto me, "Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments and live.
Get wisdom, get understanding; forget it not, neither decline from the words of my mouth.
Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee; love her, and she shall keep thee.