Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction …

… pay attention and gain understanding. // Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise. Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but those who heed correction gain understanding.

Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end, you will be counted among the wise. // Stop listening to instruction, my child, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.

Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.

Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear. // The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.

Son of man, listen carefully and take to heart all the words I speak to you. // Listen and hear my voice; pay attention and hear what I say.

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.

Pr 4:1aPr 4:1bPr 15:31-32Pr 19:20Pr 19:27Pr 22:17-18Pr 25:12Pr 10:14Ez 3:10Is 28:23Ja 1:19

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