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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Proverbs 23:5


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    King James Bible - Proverbs 23:5

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

    Douay-Rheims - Proverbs 23:5

    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.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    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.

    Original Hebrew

    התעוף
    5774 עיניך 5869 בו  ואיננו 369  כי 3588  עשׂה 6213 יעשׂה 6213 לו  כנפים 3671  כנשׁר 5404 ועיף 5774 השׁמים׃ 8064

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    VERSE (5) -
    Ps 119:36,37 Jer 22:17 1Jo 2:16

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 23:5

    ¿Has de poner tus ojos en las riquezas, siendo ningunas? Porque se harán alas, como alas de águila, y volarán al cielo.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 5. Wilt thou set thine
    eyes upon that which is not ? etc.] The Vulgate Latin version is, “do not lift up thine eyes to riches which thou canst not have;” riches no doubt are intended, and which may be said to be “not”; they are not the true riches, have only the shadow and appearance of riches; they are not lasting and durable; in a little time they will not be; they are perishing things, they have no substance or solidity in them; they are not satisfying; they do not make them happy; they are rather nonentities than realities; and therefore the eyes of the mind and the affections of the heart should not be set on them: it may be rendered, “wilt thou cause thine eyes to fly upon that which is not?” denoting the intenseness of the mind, and the eagerness of the affections, and with what rapidity and force they move towards them. The Targum is, “if thou fixest thine eyes on him, he shall not appear to thee;” meaning the rich man: and so the Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic versions.

    Ben Melech makes mention of other senses very different; according to R.

    Judah, the word signifies darkness, “wilt thou make thine eyes dark?” two according to others, signifies light, “wilt thou make thine eyes to shine?” and, according to Jarchi, “wilt thou double?”, or shut thine eyes? for [riches] certainly make themselves wings ; or, “it in making makes itself wings” f624 ; even that which is not, on which men cause their eyes to fly; no sooner are their eyes upon that, but that flies away from them like a bird with wings; (see Hosea 9:11). Either men are taken from that, or that from them, and sometimes very swiftly and suddenly; they fly away as an eagle towards heaven ; the eagle flies very swiftly, none more swiftly; it flies towards heaven, out of sight, and out of reach, and out of call; so riches flee away to God, the original giver of them, from whence they came, and who is the sole disposer of them; they own him as the proprietor and distributor of them; and they flee to heaven as it were for fresh orders where they should be, and into whose hands they should come next; they flee away, so as not to be seen any more, and be recovered by those who have formerly enjoyed them.


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 4, 5 - Be not of those that will be rich. The things of this world are no happiness and a portion for a soul; those that hold them ever so fast cannot hold them always, cannot hold them long.


    Original Hebrew

    התעוף 5774 עיניך 5869 בו  ואיננו 369  כי 3588  עשׂה 6213 יעשׂה 6213 לו  כנפים 3671  כנשׁר 5404 ועיף 5774 השׁמים׃ 8064


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