Commit yourself to instruction; listen carefully to words of knowledge.
Don’t fail to discipline your children. The rod of punishment won’t kill them.
Physical discipline may well save them from death.
My child, if your heart is wise, my own heart will rejoice!
Everything in me will celebrate when you speak what is right.
Don’t envy sinners, but always continue to fear the LORD .
You will be rewarded for this; your hope will not be disappointed.
My child, listen and be wise: Keep your heart on the right course.
Do not carouse with drunkards or feast with gluttons,
for they are on their way to poverty, and too much sleep clothes them in rags.
Listen to your father, who gave you life, and don’t despise your mother when she is old.