Hear,H8085 you children,H1121 the instructionH4148 of a father,H1 and attendH7181 to knowH3045 understanding.H998
For I giveH5414 you goodH2896 doctrine,H3948 forsakeH5800 you not my law.H8451
For I was my father'sH1 son,H1121 tender and onlyH3173 beloved in the sightH6440 of my mother.H517
He taughtH3384 me also, and saidH559 to me, Let your heartH3820 retainH8551 my words:H1697 keepH8104 my commandments,H4687 and live.H2421
GetH7069 wisdom,H2451 getH7069 understanding:H998 forgetH7911 it not; neitherH408 declineH5186 from the wordsH561 of my mouth.H6310
ForsakeH5800 her not, and she shall preserveH8104 you: loveH157 her, and she shall keepH5341 you.
WisdomH2451 is the principalH7225 thing; therefore getH7069 wisdom:H2451 and with allH3605 your gettingH7069 getH7069 understanding.H998
ExaltH5549 her, and she shall promoteH7311 you: she shall bringH3513 you to honor,H3513 whenH3588 you do embraceH2263 her.
She shall giveH5414 to your headH7218 an ornamentH3880 of grace:H2580 a crownH5850 of gloryH8597 shall she deliverH4042 to you.
Hear,H8085 O my son,H1121 and receiveH3947 my sayings;H561 and the yearsH8141 of your lifeH2416 shall be many.H7235
I have taughtH3384 you in the wayH1870 of wisdom;H2451 I have ledH1869 you in rightH3476 paths.H4570
When you go,H3212 your stepsH6806 shall not be straitened;H3334 and whenH518 you run,H7323 you shall not stumble.H3782
TakeH2388 fast holdH2388 of instruction;H4148 let her not go:H7503 keepH5341 her; for she is your life.H2416
EnterH935 not into the pathH734 of the wicked,H7563 and goH833 not in the wayH1870 of evilH7451 men.
AvoidH6544 it, passH5674 not by it, turnH7847 from it, and passH5674 away.
For they sleepH3462 not, exceptH3808 they have done mischief;H7489 and their sleepH8142 is takenH1497 away,H1497 unlessH518 H3808 they cause some to fall.H3782
For they eatH3898 the breadH3899 of wickedness,H7562 and drinkH8354 the wineH3196 of violence.H2555
But the pathH734 of the justH6662 is as the shiningH5051 light,H216 that shinesH215 moreH1980 and moreH1980 to the perfectH3559 day.H3117
The wayH1870 of the wickedH7563 is as darkness:H653 they knowH3045 not at whatH4100 they stumble.H3782
My son,H1121 attendH7181 to my words;H1697 inclineH5186 your earH241 to my sayings.H561
Let them not departH3868 from your eyes;H5869 keepH8104 them in the middleH8432 of your heart.H3824
For they are lifeH2416 to those that findH4672 them, and healthH4832 to allH3605 their flesh.H1320
KeepH5341 your heartH3820 with allH3605 diligence;H4929 for out of it are the issuesH8444 of life.H2416
PutH5493 awayH5493 from you a fraudulentH6143 mouth,H6310 and perverseH3891 lipsH8193 putH7368 farH7368 from you.
Let your eyesH5869 lookH5027 rightH5227 on, and let your eyelidsH6079 look straightH3474 beforeH5048 you.
PonderH6424 the pathH4570 of your feet,H7272 and let allH3605 your waysH1870 be established.H3559
TurnH5186 not to the rightH3225 handH3227 nor to the left:H8040 removeH5493 your footH7272 from evil.H7451