Parallel Verses

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 Version

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 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.

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.

Amplified

Will you set your eyes upon wealth, when [suddenly] it is gone? For riches certainly make themselves wings, like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

Julia Smith Translation

Wilt thou cause thine eyes to fly upon it and it is not? for making, it will make to it wings; as an eagle and it flew to the heavens.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Your eyes will {alight} on it, but there is nothing [to] it, for suddenly it will make for itself wings like an eagle and it will be exhausted [in] the heavens.

Modern King James verseion

Will your eyes fly on it? And it is gone! For surely it makes wings for itself; it flies into the heavens like an eagle.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Why wilt thou set thine eye upon the thing, which suddenly vanisheth away? For riches make themselves wings, and take their flight like an Eagle into the air.

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.

The Emphasized Bible

Wilt thou let thine eye fly thereupon, when it is nothing? for it will, surely make, itself wings, Like an eagle, will it wing its way across the heavens.

Webster

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Wilt thou set
עוּף 
`uwph 
Usage: 28

כּנף 
Kanaph 
Usage: 109

עוּף 
`uwph 
Usage: 28

as an eagle
נשׁר 
Nesher 
Usage: 26

Devotionals

Devotionals about Proverbs 23:5

References

American

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Images Proverbs 23:5

Prayers for Proverbs 23:5

Context Readings

Living With Your Neighbor

4 Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, Cease from your consideration of it. 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. 6 Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies;



Cross References

Proverbs 27:24

For riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations.

1 Timothy 6:17

Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.

Genesis 42:36

Their father Jacob said to them, "You have bereaved me of my children: Joseph is no more, and Simeon is no more, and you would take Benjamin; all these things are against me."

Job 1:14-17

a messenger came to Job and said, "The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them,

Psalm 39:6

"Surely every man walks about as a phantom; Surely they make an uproar for nothing; He amasses riches and does not know who will gather them.

Psalm 119:36-37

Incline my heart to Your testimonies And not to dishonest gain.

Ecclesiastes 1:2

"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher, "Vanity of vanities! All is vanity."

Ecclesiastes 5:13-14

There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: riches being hoarded by their owner to his hurt.

Ecclesiastes 12:8

"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher, "all is vanity!"

Isaiah 55:2

"Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And delight yourself in abundance.

Jeremiah 22:17

"But your eyes and your heart Are intent only upon your own dishonest gain, And on shedding innocent blood And on practicing oppression and extortion."

Matthew 6:19

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

1 Corinthians 7:29-31

But this I say, brethren, the time has been shortened, so that from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none;

James 5:1-2

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.

1 John 2:16

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.

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