Ecclesiastes 10:2
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New International Version
The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.

New Living Translation
A wise person chooses the right road; a fool takes the wrong one.

English Standard Version
A wise man’s heart inclines him to the right, but a fool’s heart to the left.

New American Standard Bible
A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him toward the left.

King James Bible
A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A wise man's heart goes to the right, but a fool's heart to the left.

International Standard Version
A wise man's heart tends toward his right, but a fool's heart tends toward his left.

NET Bible
A wise person's good sense protects him, but a fool's lack of sense leaves him vulnerable.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A wise person's heart leads the right way. The heart of a fool leads the wrong way.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A wise man's understanding is at his right hand; But a fool's understanding at his left.

New American Standard 1977
A wise man’s heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man’s heart directs him toward the left.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A wise man's heart is at his right hand, but a fool's heart at his left.

King James 2000 Bible
A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.

American King James Version
A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.

American Standard Version
A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The heart of a wise man is in his right hand, and the heart of a fool is in his left hand.

Darby Bible Translation
The heart of a wise [man] is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.

English Revised Version
A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.

Webster's Bible Translation
A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart is at his left.

World English Bible
A wise man's heart is at his right hand, but a fool's heart at his left.

Young's Literal Translation
The heart of the wise is at his right hand, And the heart of a fool at his left.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:1-3 Those especially who make a profession of religion, should keep from all appearances of evil. A wise man has great advantage over a fool, who is always at a loss when he has anything to do. Sin is the reproach of sinners, wherever they go, and shows their folly.
Study Bible
Wisdom and Folly
1Dead flies make a perfumer's oil stink, so a little foolishness is weightier than wisdom and honor. 2A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him toward the left. 3Even when the fool walks along the road, his sense is lacking and he demonstrates to everyone that he is a fool.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:33
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.

Matthew 25:33
He will place the sheep on His right and the goats on His left.

Colossians 3:1
Therefore, since you have been raised with Christ, strive for the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
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