Isaiah 20

Prophecy about Egypt and Ethiopia

In the year that the
Heb Tartan
b commander came to c Ashdod, when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him and he fought against Ashdod and captured it,
at that time the  Lord spoke through d Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, “Go and loosen the e sackcloth from your hips and take your f shoes off your feet.” And he did so, going g naked and barefoot. And the  Lord said, “Even as My servant Isaiah has gone naked and barefoot three years as a
Or wonder
i sign and token against Egypt and
Or Ethiopia, so in vv 4, 5
k Cush,
so the l king of Assyria will lead away the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Cush m young and old, naked and barefoot with buttocks uncovered, to the
Lit nakedness
shame of Egypt.
“Then they will be o dismayed and ashamed because of Cush their hope and Egypt their p boast. So the inhabitants of this coastland will say in that day, ‘Behold, such is our hope, where we fled q for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria; and we, r how shall we escape?’”
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