Proverbs 17:16

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherfore is there a price in the hand of a foole to get wisedome, seeing he hath no heart to it?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, When he has no sense?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, Seeing he hath no understanding?
- American Standard Version (1901)

How will money in the hand of the foolish get him wisdom, seeing that he has no sense?
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

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

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 17:16


17:16 A price - Opportunities and abilities of getting it. No heart - Neither discretion to discern the worth of wisdom, nor any sincere desire to get it.


Discussion for Proverbs 17:16

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