Ezekiel 24:18
Good News Translation
Early in the day I was talking with the people. That evening my wife died, and the next day I did as I had been told.

Contemporary English Version
One morning, I was talking with the people as usual, and by sunset my wife was dead. The next day I did what the LORD had told me,

Douay-Rheims Bible
So I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening: and I did in the morning as he had commanded me.

New American Bible
I spoke to the people in the morning. In the evening my wife died. The next morning I did as I had been commanded.

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So I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening: and I did in the morning as he had commanded me.

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1 Corinthians 7:29,30 This therefore I say, brethren: The time is short. It remaineth, that they also who have wives be as if they had none: . . .

Context
Ezekiel's Wife Dies
17Sigh in silence, make no mourning for the dead: let the tire of thy head be upon thee, and thy shoes on thy feet, and cover not thy face, nor eat the meat of mourners. 18So I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening: and I did in the morning as he had commanded me.19And the people said to me: Why dost thou not tell us what these things mean that thou doest?…
Cross References
Ezekiel 12:7
I did therefore as he had commanded me: I brought forth my goods by day, as the goods of one that removeth: and in the evening I digged through the wall with my hand, and I went forth in the dark, and was carried on men's shoulders in their sight.

Ezekiel 24:16
Son of man, behold I take from thee the desire of thy eyes with a stroke, and thou shall not lament, nor weep; neither shall thy tears run down.

Ezekiel 24:17
Sigh in silence, make no mourning for the dead: let the tire of thy head be upon thee, and thy shoes on thy feet, and cover not thy face, nor eat the meat of mourners.

Ezekiel 24:19
And the people said to me: Why dost thou not tell us what these things mean that thou doest?

Additional Translations
So I spoke to the people in the morning, and in the evening my wife died. And the next morning I did as I had been commanded.So I spoke to the people in the morning: and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

So I spake unto the people in the morning; and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

And I spoke to the people in the morning, as he commanded me in the evening, and I did in the morning as it was commanded me.

-- And I spoke unto the people in the morning; and at even my wife died. And I did in the morning as I was commanded.

So I spake unto the people in the morning; and at even my wife died: and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

So I spoke to the people in the morning: and at evening my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

So I spoke to the people in the morning; and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

And I speak unto the people in the morning, and my wife dieth in the evening, and I do in the morning as I have been commanded.
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