4 My father taught me,
“Take my words to heart.
Follow my commands, and you will live.5 Get wisdom; develop good judgment.
Don’t forget my words or turn away from them.6 Don’t turn your back on wisdom, for she will protect you.
Love her, and she will guard you.7 Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do!
And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.8 If you prize wisdom, she will make you great.
Embrace her, and she will honor you.9 She will place a lovely wreath on your head;
she will present you with a beautiful crown.”