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.
Darby Bible Translation
The heart of a wise man is at his right hand; but a fool's heart 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The metaphor perhaps means "A wise man's sense is in its place, ready to help and protect him; but a fool's sense is missing when it is wanted, and so is useless."
Library"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind,"
Rom. viii. s 5, 6.--"For they that are after the flesh do mind," &c. "For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." There are many differences among men in this world, that, as to outward appearance, are great and wide, and indeed they are so eagerly pursued, and seriously minded by men, as if they were great and momentous. You see what a strife and contention there is among men, how to be extracted out of the dregs of the multitude, and set a little higher …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.
Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
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