Proverbs 23:5
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.

New Living Translation
In the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will sprout wings and fly away like an eagle.

English Standard Version
When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven.

New American Standard Bible
When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As soon as your eyes fly to it, it disappears, for it makes wings for itself and flies like an eagle to the sky.

International Standard Version
When you fix your gaze on it, it's gone, for it sprouts wings for itself and flies to the sky like an eagle.

NET Bible
When you gaze upon riches, they are gone, for they surely make wings for themselves, and fly off into the sky like an eagle!

New Heart English 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For if you fix your eye on him, he disappears before you, because he makes wings for himself like an eagle and flies into the sky.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Will you catch only a fleeting glimpse of wealth before it is gone? It makes wings for itself like an eagle flying into the sky.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wilt thou set thine eyes upon it? it is gone; For riches certainly make themselves wings, Like an eagle that flieth toward heaven.

New American Standard 1977
When you set your eyes on it, it is gone.
            For wealth certainly makes itself wings,
            Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Wilt thou set thine eyes upon riches which are not? For they shall certainly make themselves wings; they shall fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

King James 2000 Bible
Will you set your eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

American King James Version
Will you set your eyes on that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lift not up thy eyes to riches which thou canst not have: because they shall make themselves wings like those of an eagle, and shall fly towards heaven.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings, like an eagle that flieth toward heaven.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
For wealth maketh to itself wings, As an eagle it flieth to the heavens.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
23:1-3 God's restraints of the appetite only say, Do thyself no harm. 4,5. Be not of those that will be rich. The things of this world are not happiness and a portion for a soul; those that hold them ever so fast, cannot hold them always, cannot hold them long. 6-8. Do not make thyself burdensome to any, especially those not sincere. When we are called by God to his feast, and to let our souls delight themselves, Isa 25:6; 55:2, we may safely partake of the Bread of life. 9. It is our duty to take all fit occasions to speak of Divine things; but if what a wise man says will not be heard, let him hold his peace. 10,11. The fatherless are taken under God's special protection. He is their Redeemer, who will take their part; and he is mighty, almighty.
Study Bible
Consider Diligently what is Before You
4Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, Cease from your consideration of it. 5When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens. 6Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies;…
Cross References
1 Timothy 6:17
Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be conceited and not to put their hope in the uncertainty of wealth, but in God, who richly provides all things for us to enjoy.

Proverbs 27:24
For riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations.
Treasury of Scripture

Will you set your eyes on that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

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Psalm 119:36,37 Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to covetousness…

Jeremiah 22:17 But your eyes and your heart are not but for your covetousness, and …

1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust …

set thine eyes upon or 'He expresses it in such a way says Abp Tillotson, 'as if a rich man sat brooding over an estate till it was fledged, and gotten itself wings to fly away.'

that which

Genesis 42:3 And Joseph's ten brothers went down to buy corn in Egypt.

Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the …

Genesis 12:8 And he removed from there to a mountain on the east of Bethel, and …

Isaiah 55:2 Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor …

1 Corinthians 7:29-31 But this I say, brothers, the time is short: it remains, that both …

riches

Proverbs 27:24 For riches are not for ever: and does the crown endure to every generation?

Job 1:14-17 And there came a messenger to Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, …

Psalm 39:6 Surely every man walks in a vain show: surely they are disquieted …

Ecclesiastes 5:13,14 There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches …

Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust …

1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, …

James 5:1,2 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall …

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