Ezekiel 12:18
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New Living Translation
"Son of man, tremble as you eat your food. Shake with 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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The Last King of Judah
Zedekiah at the beginning of his reign was trusted fully by the king of Babylon and had as a tried counselor the prophet Jeremiah. By pursuing an honorable course toward the Babylonians and by paying heed to the messages from the Lord through Jeremiah, he could have kept the respect of many in high authority and have had opportunity to communicate to them a knowledge of the true God. Thus the captive exiles already in Babylon would have been placed on vantage ground and granted many liberties; the
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

A Believer's Privilege at Death
'For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.' Phil 1:1I. Hope is a Christian's anchor, which he casts within the veil. Rejoicing in hope.' Rom 12:12. A Christian's hope is not in this life, but he hash hope in his death.' Prov 14:42. The best of a saint's comfort begins when his life ends; but the wicked have all their heaven here. Woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.' Luke 6:64. You may make your acquittance, and write Received in full payment.' Son, remember that
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Ezekiel
To a modern taste, Ezekiel does not appeal anything like so powerfully as Isaiah or Jeremiah. He has neither the majesty of the one nor the tenderness and passion of the other. There is much in him that is fantastic, and much that is ritualistic. His imaginations border sometimes on the grotesque and sometimes on the mechanical. Yet he is a historical figure of the first importance; it was very largely from him that Judaism received the ecclesiastical impulse by which for centuries it was powerfully
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Lamentations 5:9
We hunt for food at the risk of our lives, for violence rules the countryside.

Ezekiel 4:16
Then he told me, "Son of man, I will make food very scarce in Jerusalem. It will be weighed out with great care and eaten fearfully. The water will be rationed out drop by drop, and the people will drink it with dismay.

Ezekiel 12:17
Then this message came to me from the LORD:

Daniel 10:7
Only I, Daniel, saw this vision. The men with me saw nothing, but they were suddenly terrified and ran away to hide.

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