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 for Proverbs 23:5

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 for Proverbs 23:5

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.


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