A Father’s Wise Instruction1 aHear, O sons, a father’s instruction,
and be attentive, that you may bgain ▼
2for I give you good dprecepts;
do not forsake my teaching.
3When I was a son with my father,
etender fthe only one in the sight of my mother,
4he gtaught me and said to me,
h“Let your heart hold fast my words;
ikeep my commandments, and live.
5 jGet wisdom; get kinsight;
do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.
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