New International Version
"Son of man, tremble as you eat your food, and shudder in fear as you drink your water.
King James Bible
Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling and with carefulness;
Darby Bible Translation
Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling and with anxiety;
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Eat thy bread with quaking - Assume the manner of a person who is every moment afraid of his life, who has nothing but a morsel of bread to eat, and a little water to drink. Thus signifying the siege, and the straits to which they should be reduced. See this explained, Ezekiel 12:19 (note).
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'... He prophesieth of the times that are far off.'--EZEKIEL xii. 27. Human nature was very much the same in the exiles that listened to Ezekiel on the banks of the Chebar and in Manchester to-day. The same neglect of God's message was grounded then on the same misapprehension of its bearings which profoundly operates in the case of many people now. Ezekiel had been proclaiming the fall of Jerusalem to the exiles whose captivity preceded it by a few years; and he was confronted by the incredulity …
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The Last Agony
We get our bread at the risk of our lives because of the sword in the desert.
He then said to me: "Son of man, I am about to cut off the food supply in Jerusalem. The people will eat rationed food in anxiety and drink rationed water in despair,
The word of the LORD came to me:
I, Daniel, was the only one who saw the vision; those who were with me did not see it, but such terror overwhelmed them that they fled and hid themselves.
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