1 Hear me your father, O children, and do accordingly, that you may be safe.

2 For 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has given the father esteem over the children,
And has confirmed the authority of the mother over the sons.

3 Whoever esteems his father makes an atonement for his sins;

4 And he who esteems his mother is as one who stores up treasure.

5 Whoever esteems his father shall have joy from his own children;
And when he makes his prayer, he shall be heard.

6 He who esteems his father shall have a long life;
And he who is obedient to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 shall be a comfort to his mother.

7 He who reveres 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 shall esteem his father,
And shall do service unto his parents, as to his masters.

8 Esteem your father and mother both in word and deed,
That a beraḵah may come upon you from them.

9 For the beraḵah of the father establishes the houses of children;
But the curse of the mother roots out foundations.

10 Do not rejoice in the shame of your father;
For your father’s shame is no esteem unto you.

11 For the esteem of a man is from the esteem of his father;
And a mother in shame is a reproach to the children.

12 My son, help your father in his age,
And do not grieve him as long as he lives.

13 And if his understanding fails, have patience with him;
And do not despise him when you are in your full strength.

14 For the relief for your father shall not be forgotten;
And instead of sin, it shall be added to build you up.

15 In the day of your affliction it shall be remembered;
Your sins also shall melt away, as the ice in the fair warm weather.

16 He who forsakes his father is as a blasphemer;
And he who displeases his mother is cursed of Elohim.

17 My son, go on with your business in meekness;
So you shall be beloved of He who approves.

18 The greater you are, the more you humble yourself,
And you shall find favour before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

19 Many are in high places, and of name;
But mysteries are revealed to the meek.

20 For the power of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is great,
And He is esteemed by the lowly.

21 Do not search out that which is too hard for you,
Neither seek that which is above your strength.

22 But what is Commanded, think upon this with reverence,
For it is not necessary for you to see with your eyes that which is secret.

23 Do not be curious in unnecessary matters:
For more is revealed to you than men understand.

24 For many are deceived by their own worthless opinion;
And evil suspicion has overthrown their judgment.

25 Without eyes there is no light;
Do not profess the knowledge which you do not have.

26 A stubborn heart shall suffer evil in the end;
And he who loves danger shall perish in it.

27 A hard heart shall be loaded with sorrows;
And the wicked man shall heap sin upon sin.

28 In the punishment of the proud there is no remedy;
For the plant of wickedness has taken root in him.

29 The heart of the clever shall understand a parable;
And an attentive ear is the desire of a wise man.

30 Water shall quench a flaming fire;
And kind deeds make an atonement for sins.

31 And he who repays good deeds remembers that which may come after;
And when he falls, he shall find a support.