Proverbs 23:5
Good News Translation
Your money can be gone in a flash, as if it had grown wings and flown away like an eagle.

Contemporary English Version
Your money flies away before you know it, just like an eagle suddenly taking off.

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.

New American Bible
When your glance flits to it, it is gone! For assuredly it grows wings, like the eagle that flies toward heaven.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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.

thou

Psalm 119:36,37 Incline my heart into thy testimonies and not to covetousness. . . .

Jeremiah 22:17 But thy eyes and thy heart are set upon covetousness, and upon shedding innocent blood, and upon oppression, and running after evil works.

1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world is the concupiscence of the flesh and the concupiscence of the eyes and the pride of life, which is not of the Father but is of the world.

that which

Genesis 42:3 So the ten brethren of Joseph went down, to buy corn in Egypt:

Genesis 1:2 And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters.

Genesis 12:8 And passing on from thence to a mountain, that was on the east side of Bethel, he there pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: he built there also an altar to the Lord, and called upon his name.

Isaiah 55:2 Why do you spend money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which doth not satisfy you? Hearken diligently to me, and eat that which is good, and your soul shall be delighted in fatness.

1 Corinthians 7:29-31 This therefore I say, brethren: The time is short. It remaineth, that they also who have wives be as if they had none: . . .

riches

Proverbs 27:24 For thou shalt not always have power: but a crown shall be given to generation and generation.

Job 1:14-17 There came a messenger to Job, and said: The oxen were ploughing, and the asses feeding beside them, . . .

Psalm 39:6 Surely man passeth as an image: yea, and he is disquieted in vain. He storeth up: and he knoweth not for whom he shall gather these things.

Ecclesiastes 5:13,14 There is also another grievous evil, which I have seen under the sun: riches kept to the hurt of the owner. . . .

Matthew 6:19 Lay not up to yourselves treasures on earth: where the rust, and moth consume, and where thieves break through, and steal.

1 Timothy 6:17 Charge the rich of this world not to be highminded nor to trust in the uncertainty of riches, but in the living God (who giveth us abundantly all things to enjoy)

James 5:1,2 Go to now, ye rich men: weep and howl in your miseries, which shall come upon you. . . .

Context
True Riches
4Labour not to be rich: but set bounds to thy prudence. 5Lift 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.6Eat not with an envious man, and desire not his meats:…
Cross References
1 Timothy 6:17
Charge the rich of this world not to be highminded nor to trust in the uncertainty of riches, but in the living God (who giveth us abundantly all things to enjoy)

Proverbs 27:24
For thou shalt not always have power: but a crown shall be given to generation and generation.

Additional Translations
When you glance at wealth, it disappears, for it makes wings for itself and flies like an eagle to the sky.Will you set your eyes on that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

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

If thou shouldest fix thine eye upon him, he will disappear; for wings like an eagle's are prepared for him, and he returns to the house of his master.

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.

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

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.

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

For wealth maketh to itself wings, As an eagle it flieth to the heavens.
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