3 When I was a boy at my father's knee,
the pride and joy of my mother,
4 He would sit me down and drill me:
"Take this to heart. Do what I tell you — live!
5 Sell everything and buy Wisdom! Forage for Understanding!
Don't forget one word! Don't deviate an inch!
6 Never walk away from Wisdom — she guards your life;
love her — she keeps her eye on you."
(from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)