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.

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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Clarke'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).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Ezekiel 4:16,17 Moreover he said to me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight...

Ezekiel 23:33 You shall be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup of astonishment and desolation, with the cup of your sister Samaria.

Leviticus 26:26,36 And when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven...

Deuteronomy 28:48,65 Therefore shall you serve your enemies which the LORD shall send against you, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness...

Job 3:24 For my sighing comes before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters.

Psalm 60:2,3 You have made the earth to tremble; you have broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shakes...

Psalm 80:5 You feed them with the bread of tears; and give them tears to drink in great measure.

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

Library
A Common Mistake and Lame Excuse
'... 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
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Last Agony
'In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and they besieged it. 2. And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up. 3. And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebo, Sarse-chim, Rab-saris, Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Lamentations 5:9
We get our bread at the risk of our lives because of the sword in the desert.

Ezekiel 4:16
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,

Ezekiel 12:17
The word of the LORD came to me:

Daniel 10:7
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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