||My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
||My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy
foot from their path:
||My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my
commandments with thee;
||So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply
thine heart to understanding;
||Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy
voice for understanding;
||If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as
for hid treasures;
||Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find
the knowledge of God.
||My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my
||Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and
attend to know understanding.
||He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart
retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
||My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my
||My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast
stricken thy hand with a stranger,
||Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to
err from the words of knowledge.
||My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe