4:1 icapseare, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know vnderstanding.  
4:2 For I giue you good doctrine: forsake you not my law.  
4:3 For I was my fathers sonne, tender and onely beloued in the sight of my mother.  
4:4 He taught me also, and said vnto me, Let thine heart reteine my wordes: keepe my commandements, and liue.  
4:5 Get wisedome, get vnderstanding: forget it not, neither decline from the wordes of my mouth.  
4:6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserue thee: loue her, and she shall keepe thee.  
4:7 Wisedome is the principall thing, therefore get wisedome: and with all thy getting, get vnderstanding.  
4:8 Exalt her, and shee shall promote thee: shee shall bring thee to honour, when thou doest imbrace her.  
4:9 She shall giue to thine head an ornament of grace, a crowne of glory shall she deliuer to thee. Margin Note
4:10 Heare, O my sonne, and receiue my sayings: and the yeeres of thy life shalbe many.  
4:11 I haue taught thee in the way of wisedome: I haue lead thee in right pathes.  
4:12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitned, and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.  
4:13 Take fast hold of instruction, let her not goe; keepe her, for she is thy life.  
4:14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and goe not in the way of euill men.  
4:15 Auoid it, passe not by it, turne from it, and passe away.  
4:16 For they sleepe not except they haue done mischiefe: and their sleepe is taken away vnlesse they cause some to fall.  
4:17 For they eate the bread of wickednesse, and drinke the wine of violence.  
4:18 But the path of the iust is as the shining light that shineth more and more vnto the perfect day.  
4:19 The way of the wicked is as darknes: they know not at what they stumble.  
4:20 My sonne, attend to my words, incline thine eare vnto my sayings.  
4:21 Let them not depart from thine eyes: keepe them in the midst of thine heart.  
4:22 For they are life vnto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Margin Note
4:23 Keepe thy heart with all diligence: for out of it are the issues of life. Margin Note
4:24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and peruerse lips put farre from thee. Margin Note
4:25 Let thine eyes looke right on, and let thine eye lids looke straight before thee.  
4:26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy wayes be established. Margin Note
4:27 Turne not to the right hande nor to the left: remoue thy foot fro euil.