THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Isaiah 20 ©
God threatens the Egyptians and Ethiopians, by an outward sign, that they would be carried away captive by the Assyrians, v. 1, etc. Which the Lord causes to be set before the Jews, in order that they might not put their trust and confidence in them, 5.
IN the year that 1Tartan came unto 2Ashdod, (when 3Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and 4took it;
At the same time spake the LORD 5by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, 6Go and 7loose 8the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking 9naked and 10barefoot.
And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah 11hath walked naked and barefoot 12three years 13for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia;
So shall 14the king of Assyria 15lead away 16the Egyptians prisoners, and 17the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, 18to the shame of Egypt.
And 19they shall be afraid and ashamed 20of Ethiopia 21their expectation, and of Egypt 22their glory.
And the inhabitant 23of this isle shall say in that day, Behold, 24such is our expectation, whither we flee for help to be delivered 25from the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape?