Proverbs 4:1; Proverbs 6:20; Proverbs 19:13; Proverbs 19:14; Proverbs 22:28; Proverbs 23:22–25; Proverbs 29:3

A Father's Wise Instruction

fHear, O sons, a father's instruction,

and be attentive, that you may ggain1 insight,


Warnings Against Adultery

20  lMy son, keep your father's commandment,

land forsake not your mother's teaching.


13  tA foolish son is ruin to his father,

and ua wife's quarreling is va continual dripping of rain.


14  wHouse and wealth are inherited from fathers,

but a prudent wife is xfrom the Lord.


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.

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.


He who eloves wisdom makes his father glad,

but fa companion of prostitutes gsquanders his wealth.