Listen, sons, to a father's instruction. Pay attention and know understanding;
For I give you sound learning. Don't forsake my law.
For I was a son to my father, Tender and an only child in the sight of my mother.
He taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words. Keep my commandments, and live.
Get wisdom. Get understanding. Don't forget, neither swerve from the words of my mouth.
Don't forsake her, and she will preserve you. Love her, and she will keep you.