18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: [1] but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Other Translations of Proverbs 29:18

New International Version

18 Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom's instruction.

English Standard Version

18 Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint,Or the people are discouraged but blessed is he who keeps the law.

The Message

18 If people can't see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed.

New King James Version

18 Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law.

New Living Translation

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

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 29:18

Commentary on Proverbs 29:18

(Read Proverbs 29:18)

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.