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Isaiah 20

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1In the year that Tartan came to Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod and took it; 2at that time Jehovah spake by Isaiab the son of Amoz, saying: Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy shoes from thy feet. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot. 3And Jehovah said: Like as my servant Isaiab hath walked naked and barefoot three years, a sign and wonder for Egypt and for Cush; 4so shall the king of Assyria lead the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Cush, the young and the old, naked and barefoot with their hind-parts uncovered, to the shame of the Egyptians. 5And they shall be terrified, and ashamed of Cush their expectation; and of Egypt their glory. 6And the inhabitant of this region shall say in that day: Behold, such is our expectation, whither we fled for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape?

Isaiah 20

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The Sign of the Naked Prophet
1Under the orders of Sargon, emperor of Assyria, the commander-in-chief of the Assyrian army attacked the Philistine city of Ashdod. 2Three years earlier the LORD had told Isaiah son of Amoz to take off his sandals and the sackcloth he was wearing. He obeyed and went about naked and barefoot. 3When Ashdod was captured, the LORD said, “My servant Isaiah has been going about naked and barefoot for three years. This is a sign of what will happen to Egypt and Ethiopia#20.3 Ethiopia: See Word List.. 4The emperor of Assyria will lead away naked the prisoners he captures from those two countries. Young and old, they will walk barefoot and naked, with their buttocks exposed, bringing shame on Egypt. 5Those who have put their trust in Ethiopia#20.5 Ethiopia: See Word List. and have boasted about Egypt will be disillusioned, their hopes shattered. 6When that time comes, the people who live along the coast of Philistia will say, ‘Look at what has happened to the people we relied on to protect us from the emperor of Assyria! How will we ever survive?’ ”