Isaiah 20

A Sign Against Egypt and Cush

1 In the year that a Tartan 1 1 came to Ashdod, when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him, and he fought against Ashdod and took it, 2 at the same time the LORD spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, "Go, and remove b the sackcloth from your 3 body, and take your sandals off your feet." And he did so, c walking naked and barefoot.

3 Then the LORD said, "Just as My servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot three years d for a sign and a wonder against Egypt and Ethiopia, 4 "so shall the e king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians as prisoners and the Ethiopians as captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, f with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt. 5 g "Then they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation and Egypt their glory. 6 "And the inhabitant of this territory will say in that day, 'Surely such is our expectation, wherever we flee for h help to be delivered from the king of Assyria; and how shall we escape?' "

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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