New International Version
From there it looks for food; its eyes detect it from afar.
King James Bible
From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.
Darby Bible Translation
From thence he spieth out the prey, his eyes look into the distance;
World English Bible
From there he spies out the prey. His eyes see it afar off.
Young's Literal Translation
From thence he hath sought food, To a far off place his eyes look attentively,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Her eyes behold afar off - The eagle was proverbial for her strong and clear sight. So Horace, lib. i., sat. iii., ver. 25: -
Cum tua pervideas oculis mala lippus inunctis,
Cur in amicorum vitas tam cernis acutum,
Quam aut aquila, aut serpens Epidaurius?
"For wherefore while you carelessly pass by
Your own worst vices with unheeding eye,
Why so sharp-sighted in another's fame,
Strong as an eagle's ken, or dragon's beam?"
So Aelian, lib. i., cap. 42. And Homer, Iliad xvii., calls the eagle οξυτατον ὑπουρανιων πετεηνων, "The most quick-sighted of all fowls under heaven."
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her (The eagle is proverbial for her strong and clear sight.)
LibraryWhether Daring is a Sin?
Objection 1: It seems that daring is not a sin. For it is written (Job 39:21) concerning the horse, by which according to Gregory (Moral. xxxi) the godly preacher is denoted, that "he goeth forth boldly to meet armed men [*Vulg.: 'he pranceth boldly, he goeth forth to meet armed men']." But no vice redounds to a man's praise. Therefore it is not a sin to be daring. Objection 2: Further, according to the Philosopher (Ethic. vi, 9), "one should take counsel in thought, and do quickly what has been …
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Prov. 22:06 the Duties of Parents
They skim past like boats of papyrus, like eagles swooping down on their prey.
It dwells on a cliff and stays there at night; a rocky crag is its stronghold.
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