Proverbs 29:18
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New International Version
Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom's instruction.

New Living Translation
When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful.

English Standard Version
Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.

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

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

Holman Christian Standard 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.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In the multitude of the evil ones a people is breached and he that keeps the law is blessed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Without prophetic vision people run wild, but blessed are those who follow [God's] teachings.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint; But he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

New American Standard 1977
Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained,
            But happy is he who keeps the law.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Without prophetic vision, the people shall perish, but he that keeps the law is blessed.

King James 2000 Bible
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he.

American King James Version
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When prophecy shall fail, the people shall be scattered abroad: but he that keepeth the law is blessed.

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

English Revised Version
Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Young's Literal Translation
Without a Vision is a people made naked, And whoso is keeping the law, O his happiness!
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
29:11. He is a fool who tells every thing he knows, and can keep no counsel. 12. One who loves flatterers, and hearkens to slanderers, causes his servants to become liars and false accusers. 13. Some are poor, others have a great deal of deceitful riches. They meet in the business of this world; the Lord gives to both the comforts of this life. To some of both sorts he gives his grace. 14. The rich will look to themselves, but the poor and needy the prince must defend and plead for. 15. Parents must consider the benefit of due correction, and the mischief of undue indulgence. 16. Let not the righteous have their faith and hope shocked by the increase of sin and sinners, but let them wait with patience. 17. Children must not be suffered to go without rebuke when they do amiss. 18. How bare does a place look without Bibles and ministers! and what an easy prey is it to the enemy of souls! That gospel is an open vision, which holds forth Christ, which humbles the sinner and exalts the Saviour, which promotes holiness in the life and conversation: and these are precious truths to keep the soul alive, and prevent it from perishing.
Study Bible
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
17Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; He will also delight your soul. 18Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law. 19A slave will not be instructed by words alone; For though he understands, there will be no response.…
Cross References
John 13:17
If you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

Exodus 32:25
Now when Moses saw that the people were out of control-- for Aaron had let them get out of control to be a derision among their enemies--

1 Samuel 3:1
Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD before Eli. And word from the LORD was rare in those days, visions were infrequent.

Psalm 1:1
How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!

Psalm 1:2
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.

Psalm 19:11
Moreover, by them Your servant is warned; In keeping them there is great reward.

Psalm 74:9
We do not see our signs; There is no longer any prophet, Nor is there any among us who knows how long.

Psalm 106:3
How blessed are those who keep justice, Who practice righteousness at all times!

Psalm 119:2
How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart.

Proverbs 8:32
"Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed are they who keep my ways.
Treasury of Scripture

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

there

1 Samuel 3:1 And the child Samuel ministered to the LORD before Eli. And the word …

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected …

Amos 8:11,12 Behold, the days come, said the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine …

Matthew 9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, …

Romans 10:13-15 For whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved…

perish or is made naked

2 Chronicles 28:19 For the LORD brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel; for …

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Proverbs 19:16 He that keeps the commandment keeps his own soul; but he that despises …

Psalm 19:11 Moreover by them is your servant warned: and in keeping of them there …

Psalm 119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with …

Luke 11:28 But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, …

John 13:17 If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.

John 14:21-23 He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves …

James 1:25 But whoever looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues …

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right …

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