The Enticement of Sinners
8 iHear, my son, your father’s instruction,
and forsake not your mother’s teaching,
9 for they are ja graceful garland for your head
and kpendants for your neck.
Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart
3 yMy son, do not forget my teaching,
zbut let your heart keep my commandments,
2 for alength of days and years of life
and bpeace they will add to you.
A Father’s Wise Instruction
4 fHear, O sons, a father’s instruction,
2 for I give you good hprecepts;
do not forsake my teaching.
3 When I was a son with my father,
4 he ktaught me and said to me,
l“Let 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.
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
13 tA foolish son is ruin to his father,
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.
7 The righteous who jwalks in his integrity—
kblessed are his children after him!
6 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.