Ezekiel 12:18
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New International Version
"Son of man, tremble as you eat your food, and shudder in fear as you drink your water.

New Living Translation
"Son of man, tremble as you eat your food. Shake with fear as you drink your water.

English Standard Version
“Son of man, eat your bread with quaking, and drink water with trembling and with anxiety.

New American Standard Bible
"Son of man, eat your bread with trembling and drink your water with quivering and anxiety.

King James Bible
Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling and with carefulness;

Christian Standard Bible
"Son of man, eat your bread with trembling and drink your water with anxious shaking.

Contemporary English Version
Ezekiel, son of man, shake with fear when you eat, and tremble when you drink.

Good News Translation
"Mortal man," he said, "tremble when you eat, and shake with fear when you drink.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Son of man, eat your bread with trembling and drink your water with shaking and anxiety.

International Standard Version
"Son of Man, eat your bread with trembling and drink your water with quivering and anxiety.

NET Bible
"Son of man, eat your bread with trembling, and drink your water with anxious shaking.

New Heart English Bible
"Son of man, eat your bread with quaking, and drink your water with trembling and with fearfulness;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Son of man, shake as you eat your food. Tremble and be worried as you drink your water.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling and with anxiety;

New American Standard 1977
“Son of man, eat your bread with trembling, and drink your water with quivering and anxiety.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking and drink thy water with trembling and with anxiety

King James 2000 Bible
Son of man, eat your bread with quaking, and drink your water with trembling and with anxiety;

American King James Version
Son of man, eat your bread with quaking, and drink your water with trembling and with carefulness;

American Standard Version
Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling and with fearfulness;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Son of man, eat thy bread in trouble: and drink thy water in hurry and sorrow.

Darby Bible Translation
Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling and with anxiety;

English Revised Version
Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling and with carefulness;

Webster's Bible Translation
Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling and with solicitude.

World English Bible
Son of man, eat your bread with quaking, and drink your water with trembling and with fearfulness;

Young's Literal Translation
'Son of man, thy bread in haste thou dost eat, and thy water with trembling and with fear thou dost drink;
Study Bible
Signs of the Coming Captivity
17Moreover, the word of the LORD came to me saying, 18"Son of man, eat your bread with trembling and drink your water with quivering and anxiety. 19"Then say to the people of the land, 'Thus says the Lord GOD concerning the inhabitants of Jerusalem in the land of Israel, "They will eat their bread with anxiety and drink their water with horror, because their land will be stripped of its fullness on account of the violence of all who live in it.…
Cross References
Lamentations 5:9
We get our bread at the risk of our lives Because of the sword in the wilderness.

Ezekiel 4:16
Moreover, He said to me, "Son of man, behold, I am going to break the staff of bread in Jerusalem, and they will eat bread by weight and with anxiety, and drink water by measure and in horror,

Ezekiel 12:17
Moreover, the word of the LORD came to me saying,

Daniel 10:7
Now I, Daniel, alone saw the vision, while the men who were with me did not see the vision; nevertheless, a great dread fell on them, and they ran away to hide themselves.
Treasury of Scripture

Son of man, eat your bread with quaking, and drink your water with trembling and with carefulness;

Ezekiel 4:16,17 Moreover he said to me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff …

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Job 3:24 For my sighing comes before I eat, and my roarings are poured out …

Psalm 60:2,3 You have made the earth to tremble; you have broken it: heal the …

Psalm 80:5 You feed them with the bread of tears; and give them tears to drink …

Psalm 102:4-9 My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to …

(18) Eat thy bread with quaking.--This is another symbolical action, the meaning of which is immediately explained. The prophet is to eat and drink as men in the terror and distress of a siege.

Verse 18. - Eat thy bread with quaking, etc. No special stress is to be laid on the fact that only bread and water are named. The prophet is not dwelling now on the scarcity of food in the besieged city, as he had done in Ezekiel 4:9-17, but on the fear and terror which should haunt the lives of the besieged. Here again we can scarcely doubt that, as in ver. 11, Ezekiel was a sign to those among whom he lived. Outwardly and visibly he was seen after his strange flitting, cowering in a corner, as one hunted down and dreading pursuit, with every look and gesture of extremest terror. This was to be the portion of those who escaped and whose life was "given them for a prey." The strange act was to be explained to "the people of the land," i.e. the exiles among whom Ezekiel lived. The short prediction ends with the usual formula. There is another interval, and then another inspiration. Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking,.... As one in surprise or fear, or that has got an ague upon him:

and drink thy water with trembling and with carefulness; fearing want of it, or as apprehensive of danger of its being taken away; see Ezekiel 4:16. 18. Symbolical representation of the famine and fear with which they should eat their scanty morsel, in their exile, and especially at the siege.12:17-20 The prophet must eat and drink in care and fear, with trembling, that he might express the condition of those in Jerusalem during the siege. When ministers speak of the ruin coming upon sinners, they must speak as those that know the terrors of the Lord. Afflictions are happy ones, however grievous to flesh and blood, that improve us in the knowledge of God.
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