The instruction of the
The instruction of the wise is like a life-giving fountain; those who accept it avoid the snares of death.
Fear of the Lord is a life-giving fountain; it offers escape from the snares of death.
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.
The words of a [discreet and wise] man’s mouth are like deep waters [plenteous and difficult to fathom], and the fountain of skillful and godly Wisdom is like a gushing stream [sparkling, fresh, pure, and life-giving].
Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
Cease listening to instruction, my son, And you will stray from the words of knowledge.
Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.
A wise son hears his father’s instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.