|1||Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.|
|2||For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.|
|3||For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.||my father’s son|
|4||He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.|
|5||Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.|
|6||Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.|
|7||Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.||principal|
|8||Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.|
|9||She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.|
|10||Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.|
|11||I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.|
|12||When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.|
Take fast hold of instruction;
let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.
|14||Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.|
|15||Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.||Avoid it|
|16||For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.|
|17||For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.|
|18||But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.||path of the just the shining light|
The way of
the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
|20||My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.|
|21||Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.|
For they are life unto
those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
|23||Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.||heart|
|24||Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.||froward|
|25||Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.|
|26||Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.|
Turn not to the right hand nor to
the left: remove thy foot from evil.
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