Proverbs 17:16
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
4100 [e]לָמָּה־
lām-māh-
Why [is]Interrog
2088 [e]זֶּ֣ה
zeh
is therePro-ms
4242 [e]מְחִ֣יר
mə-ḥîr
the purchase priceN-ms
3027 [e]בְּיַד־
bə-yaḏ-
in the handPrep-b | N-fsc
3684 [e]כְּסִ֑יל
kə-sîl;
of a foolN-ms
7069 [e]לִקְנ֖וֹת
liq-nō-wṯ
ofPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
2451 [e]חָכְמָ֣ה
ḥāḵ-māh
wisdomN-fs
3820 [e]וְלֶב־
wə-leḇ-
since heart [for it]Conj-w | N-msc
369 [e]אָֽיִן׃
’ā-yin.
[he has] noAdv









Hebrew Texts
משלי 17:16 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
לָמָּה־זֶּ֣ה מְחִ֣יר בְּיַד־כְּסִ֑יל לִקְנֹ֖ות חָכְמָ֣ה וְלֶב־אָֽיִן׃

משלי 17:16 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
למה־זה מחיר ביד־כסיל לקנות חכמה ולב־אין׃

משלי 17:16 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
למה־זה מחיר ביד־כסיל לקנות חכמה ולב־אין׃

משלי 17:16 Hebrew Bible
למה זה מחיר ביד כסיל לקנות חכמה ולב אין׃

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

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