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The Sign Against Egypt and Ethiopia
1In the year that #2 Kin. 18:17Tartan came to Ashdod, when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him, and he fought against Ashdod and took it, 2at the same time the Lord spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, “Go, and remove #Zech. 13:4; Matt. 3:4the sackcloth from your body, and take your sandals off your feet.” And he did so, #1 Sam. 19:24; Mic. 1:8walking naked and barefoot.
3Then the Lord said, “Just as My servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot three years #Is. 8:18for a sign and a wonder against Egypt and Ethiopia, 4so shall the #Is. 19:4king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians as prisoners and the Ethiopians as captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, #2 Sam. 10:4; Is. 3:17; Jer. 13:22; Mic. 1:11with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt. 5#2 Kin. 18:21; Is. 30:3–5; 31:1; Ezek. 29:6, 7Then they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation and Egypt their glory. 6And the inhabitant of this territory will say in that day, ‘Surely such is our expectation, wherever we flee for #Is. 30:5, 7help to be delivered from the king of Assyria; and how shall we escape?’ ”