5 Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 23:5

Commentary on Proverbs 23:4-5

(Read Proverbs 23:4-5)

Be not of those that will be rich. The things of this world are not happiness and a portion for a soul; those that hold them ever so fast, cannot hold them always, cannot hold them long.