Proverbs 17:16
New International Version
Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?

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

Berean Study Bible
Why should the fool have money in his hand with no intention of buying wisdom?

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.

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

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

World English Bible
Why is there money in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, since he has 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?

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