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Proverbs 17:16

    Proverbs 17:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Proverbs 17:16

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 17:16

    More literally: Why is there a price in the hand of a fool? Is it to get wisdom when he has no heart for it? No money will avail without the understanding heart.

    Wesley's Notes on 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.