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What doth it avail a fool to have riches, seeing he cannot buy wisdom? He that maketh his house high, seeketh a downfall: and he that refuseth to learn, shall fall into evils.
King James
Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?
Louis Second
A quoi sert l'argent dans la main de l'insensé? A acheter la sagesse?... Mais il n'a point de sens
Martin Luther
Was soll dem Narren Geld in der Hand, Weisheit zu kaufen, so er doch ein Narr ist?
quid prodest habere divitias stultum cum sapientiam emere non possit

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

quid : (question) what (thing)?.
quid : (+ genitive) how much? how many?.
cum : (with indicative) when.
cum : (prep + abl.) with.
cum : (with subjunctive) when, as, while, since, although.
non : not.