Son of man, eat your bread with quaking, and drink your water with trembling and with carefulness;
Treasury of Scripture
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...
ContextSigns of the Coming Captivity
1The word of the LORD also came to me, saying, 2Son of man, you dwell in the middle of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house. 3Therefore, you son of man, prepare you stuff for removing, and remove by day in their sight; and you shall remove from your place to another place in their sight: it may be they will consider, though they be a rebellious house. 4Then shall you bring forth your stuff by day in their sight, as stuff for removing: and you shall go forth at even in their sight, as they that go forth into captivity. 5Dig you through the wall in their sight, and carry out thereby. 6In their sight shall you bear it on your shoulders, and carry it forth in the twilight: you shall cover your face, that you see not the ground: for I have set you for a sign to the house of Israel. 7And I did so as I was commanded: I brought forth my stuff by day, as stuff for captivity, and in the even I dig through the wall with my hand; I brought it forth in the twilight, and I bore it on my shoulder in their sight. 8And in the morning came the word of the LORD to me, saying, 9Son of man, has not the house of Israel, the rebellious house, said to you, What do you? 10Say you to them, Thus said the Lord GOD; This burden concerns the prince in Jerusalem, and all the house of Israel that are among them. 11Say, I am your sign: like as I have done, so shall it be done to them: they shall remove and go into captivity. 12And the prince that is among them shall bear on his shoulder in the twilight, and shall go forth: they shall dig through the wall to carry out thereby: he shall cover his face, that he see not the ground with his eyes. 13My net also will I spread on him, and he shall be taken in my snare: and I will bring him to Babylon to the land of the Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, though he shall die there. 14And I will scatter toward every wind all that are about him to help him, and all his bands; and I will draw out the sword after them. 15And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall scatter them among the nations, and disperse them in the countries. 16But I will leave a few men of them from the sword, from the famine, and from the pestilence; that they may declare all their abominations among the heathen where they come; and they shall know that I am the LORD. 17Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 18Son of man, eat your bread with quaking, and drink your water with trembling and with carefulness; 19And say to the people of the land, Thus said the Lord GOD of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and of the land of Israel; They shall eat their bread with carefulness, and drink their water with astonishment, that her land may be desolate from all that is therein, because of the violence of all them that dwell therein. 20And the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be desolate; and you shall know that I am the LORD.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling and with fearfulness;
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;
King James Bible
Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling and with carefulness;
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;