Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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.

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.

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.

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 Chastise thy son, and he giveth thee comfort, Yea, he giveth delights to thy soul. 18 Without a Vision is a people made naked, And whoso is keeping the law, O his happiness! 19 By words a servant is not instructed though he understand, And there is nothing answering.



Cross References

John 13:17

if these things ye have known, happy are ye, if ye may do them;

1 Samuel 3:1

And the youth Samuel is serving Jehovah before Eli, and the word of Jehovah hath been precious in those days -- there is no vision broken forth.

Psalm 119:2

O the happiness of those keeping His testimonies, With the whole heart they seek Him.

Amos 8:11-12

Lo, days are coming, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, And I have sent a famine into the land, Not a famine of bread, nor a thirst of water But of hearing the words of Jehovah.

Hosea 4:6

Cut off have been My people for lack of knowledge, Because thou knowledge hast rejected, I reject thee from being priest to Me, And thou forgettest the law of thy God, I forget thy sons, I also!

Luke 11:28

And he said, 'Yea, rather, happy those hearing the word of God, and keeping it!'

James 1:25

and he who did look into the perfect law -- that of liberty, and did continue there, this one -- not a forgetful hearer becoming, but a doer of work -- this one shall be happy in his doing.

Exodus 32:25

And Moses seeth the people that it is unbridled, for Aaron hath made it unbridled for contempt among its withstanders,

2 Chronicles 28:19

for Jehovah hath humbled Judah because of Ahaz king of Israel, for he made free with Judah, even to commit a trespass against Jehovah.

Psalm 1:1-2

O the happiness of that one, who Hath not walked in the counsel of the wicked. And in the way of sinners hath not stood, And in the seat of scorners hath not sat;

Psalm 19:11

Also -- Thy servant is warned by them, 'In keeping them is a great reward.'

Psalm 74:9

Our ensigns we have not seen, There is no more a prophet, Nor with us is one knowing how long.

Proverbs 19:16

Whoso is keeping the command is keeping his soul, Whoso is despising His ways dieth.

Matthew 9:36

And having seen the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, that they were faint and cast aside, as sheep not having a shepherd,

John 14:21-23

he who is having my commands, and is keeping them, that one it is who is loving me, and he who is loving me shall be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.'

Romans 10:13-15

for every one -- whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, he shall be saved.'

Revelation 22:14

'Happy are those doing His commands that the authority shall be theirs unto the tree of the life, and by the gates they may enter into the city;

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