Proverbs 17:16
Good News Translation
It does a fool no good to spend money on an education, because he has no common sense.

Contemporary English Version
Why should fools have money for an education when they refuse to learn?

Douay-Rheims Bible
What doth it avail a fool to have riches, seeing he cannot buy wisdom? He that maketh his house high, seeketh a downfall: and he that refuseth to learn, shall fall into evils.

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What doth it avail a fool to have riches, seeing he cannot buy wisdom? He that maketh his house high, seeketh a downfall: and he that refuseth to learn, shall fall into evils.

Proverbs 1:22,23 Turn ye at my reproof: behold I will utter my spirit to you, and will shew you my words. . . .

Proverbs 8:4,5 O little ones understand subtlety, and ye unwise, take notice. . . .

Proverbs 9:4-6 Come, eat my bread, and drink the wine which I have mingled for you. . . .

Isaiah 55:1-3 All you that thirst, come to the waters: and you that have no money make haste, buy, and eat: come ye, buy wine and milk without money, and without any price. . . .

Acts 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas said boldly: To you it behoved us first to speak the word of God: but because you reject it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold we turn to the Gentiles.

2 Corinthians 6:1 And we helping do exhort you that you receive not the grace of God in vain.

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Proverbs 14:6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: the learning of the wise is easy.

Proverbs 18:15 A wise heart shall acquire knowledge: and the ear of the wise seeketh instruction.

Proverbs 21:25,26 Desires kill the slothful: for his hands have refused to work at all. . . .

Deuteronomy 5:29 Who shall give them to have such a mind, to fear me, and to keep all my commandments at all times, that it may be well with them and with their children for ever?

Psalm 81:11-13 But my people heard not my voice: and Israel hearkened not to me. . . .

Hosea 4:11 Fornication, and wine, and drunkenness, take away the understanding.

John 3:20 For every one that doth evil hateth the light and cometh not to the light, that his works may not be reproved.

Acts 28:26,27 Saying: Go to this people and say to them: With the ear you shall hear and shall not understand: and seeing you shall see and shall not perceive. . . .

Context
Better a Dry Morsel in Quietness
15He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, both are abominable before God. 16What doth it avail a fool to have riches, seeing he cannot buy wisdom? He that maketh his house high, seeketh a downfall: and he that refuseth to learn, shall fall into evils.17He that is a friend loveth at all times: and a brother is proved in distress.…
Cross References
Proverbs 23:23
Buy truth, and do not sell wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Proverbs 24:7
Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the gate he shall not open his mouth.

Additional Translations
Why should the fool have money in his hand with no intention of buying wisdom?Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he has no heart to it?

Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, Seeing he hath no understanding?

Why has the fool wealth? for a senseless man will not be able to purchase wisdom. He that exalts his own house seeks ruin; and he that turns aside from instruction shall fall into mischief.

To what purpose is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing [he] hath no sense?

Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, seeing he hath no understanding?

Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

Why is there money in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, since he has no understanding?

Why is this -- a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, And a heart there is none?
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