32 “And now, O sons, listen to me:
blessed are those who keep my ways.
33 Hear instruction and be wise,
and do not neglect it.
34 Blessed is the one who listens to me,
watching daily at my gates,
waiting beside my doors.
15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
but a wise man listens to advice.
5 A fool despises his father's instruction,
but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.
18:1 Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire;
he breaks out against all sound judgment.
2 A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,
but only in expressing his opinion.
13 If one gives an answer before he hears,
it is his folly and shame.
20 Listen to advice and accept instruction,
that you may gain wisdom in the future.
17 Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise,
and apply your heart to my knowledge,
18 for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you,
if all of them are ready on your lips.
19 That your trust may be in the Lord,
I have made them known to you today, even to you.
29:1 He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck,
will suddenly be broken beyond healing.