Isaiah 20

Chapter 20

Assyria will overrun Egypt and make her ashamed.

1 In the ayear that bTartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it;

2 At the same time spake the Lord by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking anaked and barefoot.

3 And the Lord said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a asign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia;

4 So shall the aking of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the bEthiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.

5 And athey shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.

6 And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day, Behold, such is our expectation, whither we flee for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape?

      • IE without an upper garment, like a slave or exile.

      • IE People of Judah shall be dismayed by Assyria’s power, dispelling any hope of help from Egypt and Ethiopia.