“My sonne, gather instruction from thy youth vp: so shalt thou finde wisedome till thine old age.”
King James Version (KJV)
15. Nothing doeth counteruaile a faithful friend, and his excellencie is vnualuable. 16. A faithfull friend is the medicine of life, and they that feare the Lord shal finde him. 17. Who so feareth the Lord shall direct his friendship aright, for as he is, so shall his neighbour be also. 18. My sonne, gather instruction from thy youth vp: so shalt thou finde wisedome till thine old age. 19. Come vnto her as one that ploweth, and soweth, and wait for her good fruits, for thou shalt not toile much in labouring about her, but thou shalt eat of her fruits right soone. 20. She is very vnpleasant to the vnlearned: he that is without vnderstanding, will not remaine with her. 21. She wil lye vpon him as a mightie stone of triall, and hee will cast her from him ere it be long.