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.
Warnings Against Adultery
20 lMy son, keep your father’s commandment,
land forsake not your mother’s teaching.
21 mBind them on your heart always;
ntie them around your neck.
and when you awake, they will talk with you.
23 For the commandment is qa lamp and the teaching a light,
and the rreproofs of discipline are the way of life,
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.
1 A wise son hears his father’s instruction,
but qa scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
but mwhoever heeds reproof is prudent.
20 kA wise son makes a glad father,
but a foolish man despises his mother.
and the glory of children is their fathers.
17 kA friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for adversity.
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
19 A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city,
and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.
13 tA foolish son is ruin to his father,
14 wHouse and wealth are inherited from fathers,
but a prudent wife is xfrom the Lord.
26 He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother
is ua son who brings shame and reproach.
27 Cease to hear instruction, my son,
vand you will stray from the words of knowledge.
20 gIf one curses his father or his mother,
hhis lamp will be put out in utter darkness.
15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,
but nthe rod of discipline drives it far from him.
28 Do not move the ancient alandmark
that your fathers have set.
22 cListen to your father who gave you life,
dand do not despise your mother when she is old.
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.
8 Like fa bird that strays from its nest
is a man who strays from his home.
10 Do not forsake your friend and hyour father’s friend,
and do not go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity.
iBetter is a neighbor who is near
than a brother who is far away.
7 The one who keeps the law is a son with understanding,
but ma companion of gluttons shames his father.
24 Whoever robs his father or his mother
and says, “That is no transgression,”
is ra companion to a man who destroys.
3 He who eloves wisdom makes his father glad,
17 The eye that nmocks a father
and oscorns to obey a mother
and eaten by the vultures.