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Proverbs 3 4 Get Wisdom at Any Cost 1 2 3 4 Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. For I too was a son to my father, still tender, and cherished by my mother. Then he taught me, and he said to me, “Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live. 5 Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. 6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; 7 love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get 8 Cherish her, and she will exalt you; understanding. 9 embrace her, and she will honor you. She will give you a garland to grace your head 10 and present you with a glorious crown.” Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many. Proverbs 4  l  349