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.
A Father’s Wise Instruction
1 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
1 cThe proverbs of Solomon.
dA wise son makes a glad father,
ebut a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.
and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.
20 kA wise son makes a glad father,
but a foolish man despises his mother.
2 A servant who deals wisely will rule over na son who acts shamefully
and owill share the inheritance as one of the brothers.
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,
26 He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother
is ua son who brings shame and reproach.
20 gIf one curses his father or his mother,
hhis lamp will be put out in utter darkness.
6 wTrain up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.
22 cListen to your father who gave you life,
dand do not despise your mother when she is old.
23 eBuy truth, and do not sell it;
buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.
24 fThe father of the righteous will greatly rejoice;
he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.
25 fLet your father and mother be glad;
let gher who bore you rejoice.
24 Whoever robs his father or his mother
and says, “That is no transgression,”
is ra companion to a man who destroys.