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
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.
20 kA wise son makes a glad father,
but a foolish man despises his mother.
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
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.
and do not bless their mothers.
12 There are those who are fclean in their own eyes
but are not washed of their filth.
17 The eye that nmocks a father
and oscorns to obey a mother
and eaten by the vultures.