Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.

Bible References

As the eagle

Job 39:27
“Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up
And makes his nest on high?
2 Samuel 1:23
“Saul and Jonathan, beloved and pleasant in their life,
And in their death they were not parted;
They were swifter than eagles,
They were stronger than lions.
Proverbs 23:5
When you set your eyes on it, it is gone.
For wealth certainly makes itself wings
Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.
Jeremiah 4:13
“Behold, he goes up like clouds,
And his chariots like the whirlwind;
His horses are swifter than eagles.
Woe to us, for we are ruined!”
Lamentations 4:19
Our pursuers were swifter
Than the eagles of the sky;
They chased us on the mountains,
They waited in ambush for us in the wilderness.
Habakkuk 1:8
“Their horses are swifter than leopards
And keener than wolves in the evening.
Their horsemen come galloping,
Their horsemen come from afar;
They fly like an eagle swooping down to devour.