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Proverbs 1:8 - 1:9

The Enticement of Sinners

Hear, my son, your father’s discipline
And do not abandon your mother’s instruction;
For they are a garland of grace for your head
And ornaments about your neck.

Proverbs 3:1 - 3:2

Trust, Fear, and Honor Yahweh

My son, do not forget my law,
But let your heart guard my commandments;
For length of days and years of life
And peace they will add to you.

Proverbs 4:1 - 4:13

A Father’s Wise Instruction

Hear, O sons, the discipline of a father,
And pay attention that you may know understanding,
For I give you sound learning;
Do not forsake my instruction.
When I was a son to my father,
Tender and the only son before my mother,
Then he instructed me and said to me,
“Let your heart hold fast my words;
Keep my commandments and live;
Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding!
Do not forget and do not turn away from the sayings of my mouth.
Do not forsake her, and she will keep you;
Love her, and she will guard you.
The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom;
And with all your acquiring, acquire understanding.
Prize her, and she will exalt you;
She will honor you if you embrace her.
She will give for your head a garland of grace;
She will present you with a crown of beauty.”

Hear, my son, and receive my sayings
And the years of your life will be many.
I have instructed you in the way of wisdom;
I have led you in upright tracks.
When you walk, your steps will not be impeded;
And if you run, you will not stumble.
Seize discipline; do not let go.
Guard her, for she is your life.

Proverbs 4:20 - 4:22

My son, pay attention to my words;
Incline your ear to my sayings.
Do not let them deviate from your eyes;
Keep them in the midst of your heart.
For they are life to those who find them
And healing to all his flesh.

Proverbs 5:1 - 5:2

Warning Against Adultery

My son, pay attention to my wisdom,
Incline your ear to my discernment;
That you may keep discretion
And that your lips may guard knowledge.

Proverbs 6:20 - 6:23

Warning Against Adultery

My son, observe the commandment of your father
And do not abandon the law of your mother;
Bind them continually on your heart;
Tie them around your neck.
When you walk about, they will lead you;
When you sleep, they will keep watch over you;
And when you awake, they will speak to you.
For the commandment is a lamp and the law is light;
And reproofs for discipline are the way of life

Proverbs 7:1 - 7:3

The Adulteress’ Trap

My son, keep my words
And treasure my commandments within you.
Keep my commandments and live,
And my law as the apple of your eye.
Bind them on your fingers;
Write them on the tablet of your heart.

Proverbs 10:17

He is on the path of life who keeps discipline,
But he who forsakes reproof makes himself wander about.

Proverbs 19:16

He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul,
But he who despises his way will die.

Proverbs 23:22

Listen to your father who begot you,
And do not despise your mother when she is old.

Proverbs 28:4

Those who forsake the law praise the wicked,
But those who keep the law strive with them.

Proverbs 28:7

He who observes the law is a son who understands,
But he who befriends gluttons humiliates his father.

Proverbs 29:18

Where there is no vision, the people are out of control,
But how blessed is he who keeps the law.