Proverbs 1:8–9; Proverbs 3:1–2; Proverbs 4:1–4; Proverbs 10:1; Proverbs 13:22; Proverbs 15:20; Proverbs 17:6; Proverbs 17:21; Proverbs 17:25; Proverbs 19:13; Proverbs 19:18; Proverbs 19:26; Proverbs 20:7; Proverbs 22:6; Proverbs 22:15; Proverbs 23:13–14; Proverbs 29:15; Proverbs 29:17

The Enticement of Sinners

iHear, my son, your father's instruction,

and forsake not your mother's teaching,

for they are ja graceful garland for your head

and kpendants for your neck.


Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart

yMy son, do not forget my teaching,

zbut let your heart keep my commandments,

for alength of days and years of life

and bpeace they will add to you.


A Father's Wise Instruction

fHear, O sons, a father's instruction,

and be attentive, that you may ggain1 insight,

for I give you good hprecepts;

do not forsake my teaching.

When I was a son with my father,

itender, jthe only one in the sight of my mother,

he ktaught me and said to me,

lLet your heart hold fast my words;

mkeep my commandments, and live.


The Proverbs of Solomon

10 cThe proverbs of Solomon.

dA wise son makes a glad father,

ebut a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.


22  zA good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children,

but athe sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.


20  kA wise son makes a glad father,

but a foolish man despises his mother.


uGrandchildren are vthe crown of the aged,

and the glory of children is their fathers.


21  He who nsires a fool gets himself sorrow,

and the father of a fool has no joy.


25  nA foolish son is a grief to his father

tand bitterness to uher who bore him.


13  tA foolish son is ruin to his father,

and ua wife's quarreling is va continual dripping of rain.


18  fDiscipline your son, for there is hope;

do not set your heart on gputting him to death.


26  He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother

is ua son who brings shame and reproach.


The righteous who jwalks in his integrity

kblessed are his children after him!


wTrain up a child in the way he should go;

even when he is old he will not depart from it.


15  Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,

but nthe rod of discipline drives it far from him.


13  Do not withhold ndiscipline from a child;

oif you strike him with a rod, he will not die.

14  If you strike him with the rod,

you will psave his soul from Sheol.


15  vThe rod and reproof give wisdom,

but a child left to himself wbrings shame to his mother.


17  yDiscipline your son, and he will give you rest;

he will give delight to your heart.