Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.
Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding,
My children, listen to me. Listen to your father’s instruction. Pay attention and grow wise,
Listen, friends, to some fatherly advice; sit up and take notice so you'll know how to live.
Give ear, my sons, to the teaching of a father; give attention so that you may have knowledge:
Listen, children, to a father’s instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight;
Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding;
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|NET © Notes||
1 sn The chapter includes an exhortation to acquire wisdom (1-4a), a list of the benefits of wisdom (4b-9), a call to pursue a righteous lifestyle (10-13), a warning against a wicked lifestyle (14-19), and an exhortation to righteousness (20-27).
2 tn Heb “sons.”
3 tn Heb “discipline.”
4 tn The Qal infinitive construct with preposition ל (lamed) indicates the purpose/result of the preceding imperative.
5 tn Heb “know” (so KJV, ASV).