Bible: Proverbs 4:1-11
Admonition to Follow Righteousness and Avoid Wickedness 1
do not forsake my teaching.
4:3 When I was a son to my father, 8
a tender only child 9 before my mother,
4:4 he taught me, and he said to me:
“Let your heart lay hold of my words;
keep my commands so that 10 you will live.
4:5 Acquire wisdom, acquire understanding;
do not forget and do not turn aside from the words I speak. 11
4:6 Do not forsake wisdom, 12 and she will protect you;
love her, and she will guard you.
4:8 Esteem her highly 17 and she will exalt you;
she will honor you if you embrace her.
4:9 She will place a fair 18 garland on your head;
4:10 Listen, my child, 21 and accept my words,
4:11 I will guide you 24 in the way of wisdom
and I will lead you in upright paths. 25