Pr 3:1–12

3:1–12 These verses are probably a single unit of instruction, with the typical “my son” address repeated in v. 11. The unit contains the usual imperatives (vv. 1, 3, 5–7, 9, 11) and motivating clauses (vv. 2, 4, 8, 10). Verse 12 explains the purpose of the Lord’s discipline, encouraging the wise to follow the precept of v. 11.