My son, be guided by your father’s [God-given] commandment (instruction)
And do not reject the teaching of your mother;
Bind them continually upon your heart (in your thoughts),
And tie them around your neck.
When you walk about, they (the godly teachings of your parents) will guide you;
When you sleep, they will keep watch over you;
And when you awake, they will talk to you.
For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching [of the law] is light,
And reproofs (rebukes) for discipline are the way of life