Children, listen to your father’s teaching. Pay attention and you will learn how to learn.
The advice I give is good, so don’t ever forget what I teach you.
When I was my father’s little boy and my mother’s dear son, my father taught me this:
“Pay attention to what I say. Obey my commands and you will have a good life.
Try to get wisdom and understanding. Don’t forget my teaching or ignore what I say.
Don’t turn away from wisdom, and she will protect you. Love her, and she will keep you safe.
The first step to becoming wise is to look for wisdom, so use everything you have to get understanding.
Love wisdom, and she will make you great. Hold on to wisdom, and she will bring you honor. Wisdom will reward you with a crown of honor and glory.”