So I'm thinking that since I've been asked to preach about the vision of the presbytery that a good Old Testament reading for the service would be "Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18.
Uhm. Not so fast, QG.
I couldn't find these exact words in my NIV or NRSV, so when I went over to an online Bible search engine, I found the following:
When there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint (NIV and New King James)
Where there is no prophesy, the people cast off restraint (NRSV)
Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained (New American--at least it used the word "vision"!)
If people can't see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves (The Message)
Apparently the old King James translation is the only one that says "Where there is no vision the people perish."
I'm sure this church uses the NRSV for its pulpit Bible. Sigh.
Don't you just hate when this happens? Back to the drawing board....grumble, grumble.