Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Verse 17 (Ezekiel 7:17)

All knees shall be weak as water - Calmet understands this curiously: La frayeur dont on sera saisi, fera qu'on ne pourra retenir son urine. D'autres l'expliquent d'une autre souillure plus honteuse . I believe him to be nearly about right. St. Jerome is exactly the same: Pavoris magnitudine, urina polluet genua, nec valebit profluentes aquas vesica prohibere . This and other malretentions are often the natural effect of extreme fear or terror.

- Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible