Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint, but he who keeps the law, happy is he.

New American Standard Bible

Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law.

King James Version

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Holman Bible

Without revelation people run wild,
but one who listens to instruction will be happy.

International Standard Version

Without prophetic vision, people abandon restraint, but those who obey the Law are happy.

American Standard Version

Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint; But he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Amplified

Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man] -- "blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he.

Bible in Basic English

Where there is no vision, the people are uncontrolled; but he who keeps the law will be happy.

Darby Translation

Where there is no vision the people cast off restraint; but happy is he that keepeth the law.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Without prophetic vision, the people shall perish, but he that keeps the law is blessed.

Julia Smith Translation

In no vision the people shall be unruly: and he watching the law, happy is he.

King James 2000

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he.

Lexham Expanded Bible

When there is no prophecy, the people cast off restraint, but as for he who guards instruction, happiness [is] his.

Modern King James verseion

Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he who keeps the law, he is blessed.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Where no Prophet is, there the people perish; but well is him that keepeth the law.

NET Bible

When there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but the one who keeps the law, blessed is he!

New Heart English Bible

Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but he who keeps the law is blessed.

The Emphasized Bible

Where there is no vision, a people is let loose, but, he that keepeth instruction, how happy is he!

Webster

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

World English Bible

Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but one who keeps the law is blessed.

Youngs Literal Translation

Without a Vision is a people made naked, And whoso is keeping the law, O his happiness!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חזון 
Chazown 
Usage: 35

the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

פּרע 
Para` 
Usage: 16

but he that keepeth
שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

the law
תּרה תּורה 
Towrah 
law
Usage: 219

אשׁר 
'esher 
Usage: 45

Devotionals

Devotionals about Proverbs 29:18

Images Proverbs 29:18

Context Readings

All About Life

17 Correct thy son, and he will give thee rest, yea, he will give delight to thy soul. 18 Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint, but he who keeps the law, happy is he. 19 A servant will not be corrected by words, for though he understands, he will not give heed.



Cross References

John 13:17

If ye have seen these things, blessed are ye if ye do them.

1 Samuel 3:1

And the child Samuel served LORD before Eli. And the word of LORD was precious in those days; there was no frequent vision.

Psalm 119:2

Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, that seek him with the whole heart.

Amos 8:11-12

Behold, the days come, says lord LORD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of LORD.

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because thou have rejected knowledge, I also will reject thee, that thou shall be no priest to me. Since thou have forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy sons.

Luke 11:28

But he said, Blessed rather, are those who hear the word of God, and keep it.

James 1:25

But he who stooped to look into the perfect law, the one of liberty, and who remained, this man, who did not become a forgetful hearer but a doer of work, this man will be blessed in his doing.

Exodus 32:25

And when Moses saw that the people were broken loose, (for Aaron had let them loose for a derision among their enemies,)

2 Chronicles 28:19

For LORD brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel, for he had dealt wantonly in Judah, and trespassed severely against LORD.

Psalm 1:1-2

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers,

Psalm 19:11

Moreover by them thy servant is warned. In keeping them there is great reward.

Psalm 74:9

We do not see our signs. There is no more any prophet, nor is there among us he who knows how long.

Proverbs 19:16

He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul. He who is careless of his ways shall die.

Matthew 9:36

But when he saw the multitudes, he felt compassion for them, because they were troubled and dejected, as sheep having no shepherd.

John 14:21-23

He who has my commandments, and keeps them, that man it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

Romans 10:13-15

For every man, whoever may call upon the name of Lord will be saved.

Revelation 22:14

Blessed are those doing his commandments, so that their right will be to the tree of life, and they may enter in the gates into the city.

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