Saturday, August 18, 2018

Commentary On Proverbs 23:5

5. That which is not — This assigns a reason for the preceding admonition. Why pursue so eagerly that which is so uncertain and evanescent? Stuart’s rendering is good: “Wilt thou suffer thine eyes to fly toward it.” “To flit over it.” — Conant. It is, indeed, no more, (Job 7:9;) for it will surely make itself wings and fly away.

As an eagle toward heaven — “As an eagle and the birds of heaven.” — Conant. Compare Matthew 6:20.

Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Proverbs 23:5". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". 1874-1909.

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