Proverbs 29:18
Good News Translation
A nation without God's guidance is a nation without order. Happy are those who keep God's law!

Contemporary English Version
Without guidance from God law and order disappear, but God blesses everyone who obeys his Law.

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

New American Bible
Without a vision the people lose restraint; but happy is the one who follows instruction.

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

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1 Samuel 3:1 Now the child Samuel ministered to the Lord before Heli, and the word of the Lord was precious in those days, there was no manifest vision.

Hosea 4:6 My people have been silent, because they had no knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will reject thee, that thou shalt not do the office of priesthood to me: and thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.

Amos 8:11,12 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation: and I will bring up sackcloth upon every back of yours, and baldness upon every head: and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the latter end thereof as a bitter day. . . .

Matthew 9:36 And seeing the multitudes, he had compassion on them: because they were distressed, and lying like sheep that have no shepherd.

Romans 10:13-15 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. . . .

perish or is made naked

2 Chronicles 28:19 For the Lord had humbled Juda because of Achaz the king of Juda, for he had stripped it of help, and had contemned the Lord.

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Proverbs 19:16 He that keepeth the commandment, keepeth his own soul: but he that neglecteth his own way, shall die.

Psalm 19:11 For thy servant keepeth them, and in keeping them there is a great reward.

Psalm 119:2 Blessed are they that search his testimonies: that seek him with their whole heart.

Luke 11:28 But he said: Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it.

John 13:17 If you know these things, you shall be blessed if you do them.

John 14:21-23 He that hath my commandments and keepeth them; he it is that loveth me. And he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father: and I will love him and will manifest myself to him. . . .

James 1:25 But he that hath looked into the perfect law of liberty and hath continued therein, not becoming a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work: this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that wash their robes in the blood of the Lamb: that they may have a right to the tree of life and may enter in by the gates into the city.

Context
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
17Instruct thy son and he shall refresh thee, and shall give delight to thy soul. 18When prophecy shall fail, the people shall be scattered abroad: but he that keepeth the law, is blessed.19A slave will not be corrected by words: because he understandeth what thou sayest, and will not answer.…
Cross References
John 13:17
If you know these things, you shall be blessed if you do them.

Exodus 32:25
And when Moses saw that the people were naked, (for Aaron had stripped them by occasion of the shame of the filth, and had set them naked among their enemies)

1 Samuel 3:1
Now the child Samuel ministered to the Lord before Heli, and the word of the Lord was precious in those days, there was no manifest vision.

Psalm 1:1
Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the chair of pestilence:

Psalm 1:2
But his will is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he shall meditate day and night.

Psalm 19:11
For thy servant keepeth them, and in keeping them there is a great reward.

Psalm 74:9
Our signs we have not seen, there is now no prophet: and he will know us no more.

Psalm 106:3
Blessed are they that keep judgment, and do justice at all times.

Psalm 119:2
Blessed are they that search his testimonies: that seek him with their whole heart.

Proverbs 8:32
Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.

Proverbs 29:19
A slave will not be corrected by words: because he understandeth what thou sayest, and will not answer.

Amos 8:11
And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation: and I will bring up sackcloth upon every back of yours, and baldness upon every head: and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the latter end thereof as a bitter day.

Amos 8:12
Behold the days come, saith the Lord, and I will send forth a famine into the land: not a famine of bread, nor a thirst of water, but of hearing the word of the Lord.

Additional Translations
Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law.Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he.

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

There shall be no interpreter to a sinful nation: but he that observes the law is blessed.

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

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

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

Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but one who keeps the law is blessed.

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