Proverbs 17:16

16 Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?

Read Proverbs 17:16 Using Other Translations

Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?
Why should a fool have money in his hand to buy wisdom when he has no sense?
It is senseless to pay to educate a fool, since he has no heart for learning.