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Proverbs 23:5

    Proverbs 23:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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 (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 23:5

    Set thine eyes - literally, as in the margin, i. e., "gaze eagerly upon;" and then we get an emphatic parallelism with the words that follow, "they fly away as an eagle toward heaven;" "certainly make themselves wings."

    Wesley's Notes on 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.