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Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and be attentive to know understanding.

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Hear, my sons, the instruction of a father, And attend to know understanding:

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Hear, my sons, the instruction of a father, and pay attention in order to gain and to know intelligent discernment, comprehension, and interpretation [of spiritual matters].

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Love wisdom

Hear, children, fatherly instruction;
    pay attention to gain understanding.

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Listen, children, to a father’s instruction;
pay attention, in order to gain insight;

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Advice to Young People

My child, listen closely
to my teachings
    and learn common sense.

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Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know intelligence;

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Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend that you may know prudence.

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A Father’s Advice About Wisdom

Children, listen to your father’s teaching. Pay attention and you will learn how to learn.

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A Father's Wise Instruction

Hear, O sons, a father's instruction,
    and be attentive, that you may gain insight,

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A Father's Wise Instruction

Hear, O sons, a father's instruction,
    and be attentive, that you may gain insight,

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Wisdom Is Important

My ·children [L sons], listen to your father’s ·teaching [discipline; instruction];
    pay attention ·so you will understand [L to the knowledge of understanding].

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1 Wisdom and her fruits ought to be searched. 14 The way of the wicked must be refused. 20 By the word of God the heart, eyes, and course of life must be guided.

Hear, O ye children, the instruction of a father, and give ear to learn understanding.

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Cherish Wisdom

Sons,
    listen to your father’s discipline,
        and pay attention in order to gain understanding.

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The Benefits of Wisdom

My children, listen to what your father teaches you. Pay attention, and you will have understanding.

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A Father’s Example

Listen, my sons, to a father’s discipline,
and pay attention so that you may gain understanding,

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¶ Hearken, ye sons, unto the chastening of the father, and pay attention that ye might know understanding.

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Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

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Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father,
and attend to know understanding.

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The Father’s Wisdom

Children, listen to the instruction of a father,
    and be attentive in order to know insight.

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1-2 Young men, listen to me as you would to your father. Listen, and grow wise, for I speak the truth—don’t turn away.

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Your Life Is at Stake

1-2 Listen, friends, to some fatherly advice;
    sit up and take notice so you’ll know how to live.
I’m giving you good counsel;
    don’t let it go in one ear and out the other.

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Cherish Wisdom

Sons,
    listen to your father’s discipline,
        and pay attention in order to gain understanding.

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A Father’s Instruction

Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father,
And give attention that you may gain understanding,

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Wisdom Is Important

My children, listen to your father’s teaching;
    pay attention so you will understand.

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Admonition to Follow Righteousness and Avoid Wickedness

Listen, children, to a father’s instruction,
and pay attention so that you may gain discernment.

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Wisdom Is Best

My children, listen to a father’s teaching.
    Pay attention and gain understanding.

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Get Wisdom at Any Cost

Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction;
    pay attention and gain understanding.

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Get wisdom at any cost

Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction;
    pay attention and gain understanding.

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Security in Wisdom

Hear, my children, the instruction of a father,
And give attention to know understanding;

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A Father’s Teaching

O sons, hear the teaching of a father. Listen so you may get understanding.

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A Father’s Wise Advice

My children, listen when your father corrects you.
    Pay attention and learn good judgment,

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Parental Advice

Listen, children, to a father’s instruction,
    and be attentive, that you may gain insight;

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Parental Advice

Listen, children, to a father’s instruction,
    and be attentive, that you may gain insight;

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Parental Advice

Listen, children, to a father’s instruction,
    and be attentive, that you may gain insight;

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Parental Advice

Listen, children, to a father’s instruction,
    and be attentive, that you may gain insight;

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Hear, ye banim, the musar (instruction, discipline) of an av, and attend to know binah (understanding).

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Fatherly Advice

Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction,
and be attentive, that you may gain insight;

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Fatherly Advice

Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction,
and be attentive, that you may gain insight;

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It’s perfectly natural to envy those who are successful. It’s even natural to want to imitate them. But what about those who’ve gotten ahead by doing the wrong thing? Sometimes it seems crime does pay, the good do die young, and the wicked do have more fun. But it only appears this way; it is not reality. In reality the success of wrongdoers is short-lived. God is against them, and their house is built on the sand. Even if it seems to be a grand house, it will soon come crashing down.

Gather, children, to hear your father’s instruction.
    Pay close attention so you will understand,

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Listen, sons, to a father’s instruction.
    Pay attention and know understanding;

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Sons, hear ye the teaching of your father; and perceive ye (and understand ye), (so) that ye know prudence.

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Hear, ye sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding.

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