New Living Translation
When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful.
King James Bible
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Darby Bible Translation
Where there is no vision the people cast off restraint; but happy is he that keepeth the law.
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!
Proverbs 29:18 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
29:18 No vision - No prophecy; no publick preaching of God's word.
Text: Philippians 2, 5-11. 5 Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men; 8 and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name; 10 that …
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Moses saw that Aaron had let the people get completely out of control, much to the amusement of their enemies.
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Meanwhile, the boy Samuel served the LORD by assisting Eli. Now in those days messages from the LORD were very rare, and visions were quite uncommon.
Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.
But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night.
They are a warning to your servant, a great reward for those who obey them.
We no longer see your miraculous signs. All the prophets are gone, and no one can tell us when it will end.
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