Proverbs 4

ECB(i) 1 Hear, you sons, the discipline of a father; and hearken to know discernment; 2 for I give you good doctrine: forsake not my torah. 3 For I was a son of my father - tender; an only at the face of my mother: 4 and teaches me and says to me, O that your heart uphold my words; guard my misvoth and live. 5 Chattelize wisdom; chattelize discernment: neither forget nor spread from the sayings of my mouth. 6 Forsake her not, and she guards you; love her, and she guards you: 7 the firstfruits, wisdom; chattelize wisdom: and with all your chattelizing chattelize discernment. 8 Exalt her and she exalts you; she honors you when you embrace her: 9 she gives your head a wreath of charism; with a crown of beauty she shields you. 10 Hear, O my son, and take my sayings; and abound the years of your life: 11 I teach you in the way of wisdom; I aim you in routes of straightness: 12 so that as you walk, your paces constrain not; and as you run, you stumble not. 13 Uphold discipline; let not go: guard her; for she is your life: 14 neither enter the path of the wicked nor blithe in the way of evil. 15 Avoid, pass not in; deviate therefrom, and pass on: 16 for they sleep not unless they vilify; and they strip their sleep until they trip some: 17 for they eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence. 18 And the path of the just is as the brilliant light that goes and lights more and more to establish the day. 19 The way of the wicked is as darkness; they know not at what they stumble. 20 My son, hearken to my words; spread your ear to my sayings: 21 pervert them not from your eyes; guard them midst your heart: 22 for they are life to them who find them and healing to all their flesh: 23 guard your heart under guard; for from it are the issues of life: 24 turn aside from a perverted mouth and perverse lips remove far from you 25 - your eyes looking straightforward and straightening your eyelids in front of you: 26 weigh the route of your feet and establish all your ways: 27 spread neither to the right nor to the left; turn aside your foot from evil.