Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, When he has no sense?

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Why does a fool have money in his hand with no intention of buying wisdom?

International Standard Version

What is this? A fool has enough money to buy wisdom, but is senseless?

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Of what use is money in the hand of a [self-confident] fool to buy skillful and godly Wisdom -- "when he has no understanding or heart for it?

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Of what good is the price to buy wisdom in the hand of the fool, seeing he has no heart to understand?

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore this a price in the hand of the foolish one to obtain wisdom, and no heart?

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Why [is] this? A price in the hand of a fool, [in order] to buy wisdom where there is no {sense}.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

What helpeth it to give a fool money in his hand, whereas he hath no mind to buy wisdom?

NET Bible

Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no intention of acquiring wisdom?

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a dullard? that he who is without sense, may acquire wisdom.

Webster

Why 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?

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מחיר 
M@chiyr 
Usage: 15

in the hand
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

of a fool
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

to get
קנה 
Qanah 
Usage: 84

חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

15 He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD. 16 Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, When he has no sense? 17 A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.



Cross References

Proverbs 23:23

Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.

Deuteronomy 5:29

'Oh that they had such a heart in them, that they would fear Me and keep all My commandments always, that it may be well with them and with their sons forever!

Psalm 81:11-13

"But My people did not listen to My voice, And Israel did not obey Me.

Proverbs 1:22-23

"How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 8:4-5

"To you, O men, I call, And my voice is to the sons of men.

Proverbs 9:4-6

"Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!" To him who lacks understanding she says,

Proverbs 14:6

A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.

Proverbs 18:15

The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Proverbs 21:25-26

The desire of the sluggard puts him to death, For his hands refuse to work;

Isaiah 55:1-3

"Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost.

Hosea 4:11

Harlotry, wine and new wine take away the understanding.

John 3:20

"For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.

Acts 13:46

Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, "It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first; since you repudiate it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.

Acts 28:26-27

saying, 'GO TO THIS PEOPLE AND SAY, "YOU WILL KEEP ON HEARING, BUT WILL NOT UNDERSTAND; AND YOU WILL KEEP ON SEEING, BUT WILL NOT PERCEIVE;

2 Corinthians 6:1

And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain--

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