|New International Version (© 2011)|
Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?
King James Bible
Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?
American Standard Version
Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, Seeing he hath no understanding?
Young's Literal Translation
Why is this -- a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, And a heart there is none?
Proverbs 17:16 Additional TranslationsTreasury of Scripture Knowledge
Proverbs 1:22,23 How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge...
Proverbs 8:4,5 To you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man...
Proverbs 9:4-6 Whoever is simple, let him turn in here: as for him that wants understanding, she said to him...
Isaiah 55:1-3 Ho, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has no money; come you, buy, and eat...
Acts 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you...
2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain.
Proverbs 14:6 A scorner seeks wisdom, and finds it not: but knowledge is easy to him that understands.
Proverbs 18:15 The heart of the prudent gets knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Proverbs 21:25,26 The desire of the slothful kills him; for his hands refuse to labor...
Deuteronomy 5:29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them...
Psalm 81:11-13 But my people would not listen to my voice; and Israel would none of me...
Hosea 4:11 Prostitution and wine and new wine take away the heart.
John 3:20 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
Acts 28:26,27 Saying, Go to this people, and say, Hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see, and not perceive...
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Proverbs 23:23 Buy the truth and do not sell it-- wisdom, instruction and insight as well.
Proverbs 24:7 Wisdom is too high for fools; in the assembly at the gate they must not open their mouths.