Proverbs 23:5

“Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wilt thou set thine eyes vpon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselues wings, they fly away as an Eagle toward heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For {wealth} certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies {toward} the heavens.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? For `riches' certainly make themselves wings, Like an eagle that flieth toward heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Are your eyes lifted up to it? it is gone: for wealth takes to itself wings, like an eagle in flight up to heaven.
- Basic English Bible

wilt thou set thine eyes upon it, it is gone; for indeed it maketh itself wings and it flieth away as an eagle towards the heavens.
- Darby Bible

Wilt thou set thy eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make to themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle towards heaven.
- Webster's Bible

Why do you set your eyes on that which is not? For it certainly sprouts wings like an eagle and flies in the sky.
- World English Bible

For wealth maketh to itself wings, As an eagle it flieth to the heavens.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Wilt thou set thine eyes upon it? it is gone; for riches certainly make themselves wings, like an eagle that flieth toward heaven.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 23:5


23:5 Set thine eyes - Look upon it with earnestness and desire. Is not - Which has no solid and settled being. Eagle - Swiftly, strongly, and irrecoverably.


Discussion for Proverbs 23:5

  • HARRY ALLISON for verse 5
    eagles are majestic!even they will disappear,i think.could there be eagles in HEAVEN?we shall see !

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