Ecclesiastes 10:2
Good News Translation
It is natural for the wise to do the right thing and for fools to do the wrong thing.

Contemporary English Version
Sensible thoughts lead you to do right; foolish thoughts lead you to do wrong.

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.

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

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Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand is able to do, do it earnestly: for neither work, nor reason, nor wisdom, nor knowledge shall be in hell, whither thou art hastening.

Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of a discreet man is to understand his way: and the imprudence of fools erreth.

Luke 14:28-32 For which of you, having a mind to build a tower, doth not first sit down and reckon the charges that are necessary, whether he have wherewithal to finish it: . . .

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Ecclesiastes 10:10,14 If the iron be blunt, and be not as before, but be made blunt, with much labour it shall be sharpened: and after industry shall follow wisdom. . . .

Proverbs 17:16 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.

Luke 12:18-20 And he said: This will I do: I will pull down my barns and will build greater: and into them will I gather all things that are grown to me and my goods. . . .

Context
Wisdom and Folly
1Dying flies spoil the sweetness of the ointment. Wisdom and glory is more precious than a small and shortlived folly. 2The heart of a wise man is in his right hand, and the heart of a fool is in his left hand.3Yea, and the fool when he walketh in the way, whereas he himself is a fool, esteemeth all men fools.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:33
Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 25:33
And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left.

Colossians 3:1
Therefore if you be risen with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God.

Additional Translations
A wise man’s heart inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left.A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The heart of the wise is at his right hand, And the heart of a fool at his left.
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