Proverbs 1:8–9; Proverbs 4:1–4; Proverbs 10:1; Proverbs 11:29; Proverbs 15:20; Proverbs 17:2; Proverbs 17:6; Proverbs 17:21; Proverbs 17:25; Proverbs 19:13; Proverbs 19:26; Proverbs 20:20; Proverbs 22:6; Proverbs 23:22–25; Proverbs 28:24

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.


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.


29  Whoever utroubles his own household will vinherit the wind,

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.


A servant who deals wisely will rule over na son who acts shamefully

and owill share the inheritance as one of the brothers.


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.


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.


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.