Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he.
Treasury of Scripture
1 Samuel 3:1 And the child Samuel ministered to the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you...
Amos 8:11,12 Behold, the days come, said the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water...
Matthew 9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad...
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 he made Judah naked, and transgressed sore against the LORD.
Proverbs 19:16 He that keeps the commandment keeps his own soul; but he that despises his ways shall die.
Psalm 19:11 Moreover by them is your servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
Psalm 119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
Luke 11:28 But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
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 me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father...
James 1:25 But whoever looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work...
Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life...
ContextThe Stiff-Necked Will Be Destroyed
1He, that being often reproved hardens his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy. 2When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn. 3Whoever loves wisdom rejoices his father: but he that keeps company with harlots spends his substance. 4The king by judgment establishes the land: but he that receives gifts overthrows it. 5A man that flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet. 6In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous does sing and rejoice. 7The righteous considers the cause of the poor: but the wicked regards not to know it. 8Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath. 9If a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest. 10The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul. 11A fool utters all his mind: but a wise man keeps it in till afterwards. 12If a ruler listen to lies, all his servants are wicked. 13The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lightens both their eyes. 14The king that faithfully judges the poor, his throne shall be established for ever. 15The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself brings his mother to shame. 16When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases: but the righteous shall see their fall. 17Correct your son, and he shall give you rest; yes, he shall give delight to your soul. 18Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he. 19A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer. 20See you a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him. 21He that delicately brings up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length. 22An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgression. 23A man's pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit. 24Whoever is partner with a thief hates his own soul: he hears cursing, and denudes it not. 25The fear of man brings a snare: but whoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe. 26Many seek the ruler's favor; but every man's judgment comes from the LORD. 27An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint; But he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
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.
King James Bible
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Young's Literal Translation
Without a Vision is a people made naked, And whoso is keeping the law, O his happiness!