Parallel Verses

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.

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.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Context Readings

All About Life

17 Correct your son, and he will give you rest; yes, he will give delight to your heart. 18 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. 19 A servant will not be corrected by words alone; for though he understands, he will not answer [the master who mistreats him].



Cross References

John 13:17

If you know these things, blessed and happy and to be envied are you if you practice them [if you act accordingly and really do them].

1 Samuel 3:1

Now the boy Samuel ministered to the Lord before Eli. The word of the Lord was rare and precious in those days; there was no frequent or widely spread vision.

Psalm 119:2

Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are they who keep His testimonies, and who seek, inquire for and of Him and crave Him with the whole heart.

Amos 8:11-12

Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but [a famine] for hearing the words of the Lord.

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you [the priestly nation] have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you that you shall be no priest to Me; seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

Luke 11:28

But He said, Blessed (happy and to be envied) rather are those who hear the Word of God and obey and practice it!

James 1:25

But he who looks carefully into the faultless law, the [law] of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience).

Exodus 32:25

And when Moses saw that the people were unruly and unrestrained (for Aaron had let them get out of control, so that they were a derision and object of shame among their enemies),

2 Chronicles 28:19

For the Lord brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel, for Ahaz had dealt with reckless cruelty against Judah and had been faithless [had transgressed sorely] against the Lord.

Psalm 1:1-2

Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.

Psalm 19:11

Moreover, by them is Your servant warned (reminded, illuminated, and instructed); and in keeping them there is great reward.

Psalm 74:9

We do not see our symbols; there is no longer any prophet, neither does any among us know for how long.

Proverbs 19:16

He who keeps the commandment [of the Lord] keeps his own life, but he who despises His ways shall die.

Matthew 9:36

When He saw the throngs, He was moved with pity and sympathy for them, because they were bewildered (harassed and distressed and dejected and helpless), like sheep without a shepherd.

John 14:21-23

The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him. [I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him.]

Romans 10:13-15

For everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord [invoking Him as Lord] will be saved.

Revelation 22:14

Blessed (happy and to be envied) are those who cleanse their garments, that they may have the authority and right to [approach] the tree of life and to enter through the gates into the city.

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