Proverbs 1:8–9; Proverbs 4:1–4; Proverbs 10:1; Proverbs 15:20; Proverbs 17:21; Proverbs 17:25; Proverbs 19:26; Proverbs 20:20; Proverbs 30:11–12; Proverbs 30:17

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.

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.

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

tand bitterness to uher who bore him.

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.

11  There are those1 who ecurse their fathers

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

will pbe picked out by qthe ravens of the valley

and eaten by the vultures.