Isaiah 20
No Help from Cush or Egypt
1In the year that the chief commander, # 2Kg 18:17 sent by Sargon king of Assyria, came to Ashdod # 1Sm 5:1 and attacked and captured it — 2during that time the Lord had spoken through Isaiah # Mt 3:3; 12:17 son of Amoz, saying, “Go, take off your sackcloth # Lit off the sackcloth from your loins and remove the sandals from your feet,” and he did so, going naked and barefoot # 1Sm 19:24; Mc 1:83the Lord said, “As My servant Isaiah has gone naked and barefoot three years as a sign and omen against Egypt and Cush, # Is 8:18 4so the king of Assyria will lead the captives of Egypt # Is 19:4 and the exiles of Cush, young and old alike, naked and barefoot, with bared buttocks — to Egypt’s shame. 5Those who made Cush their hope and Egypt their boast will be dismayed and ashamed. # 2Kg 18:21; Is 30:3-5; 31:1; Ezk 29:6-7 6And the inhabitants of this coastland will say on that day, ‘Look, this is what has happened to those we relied on and fled to for help to rescue us from the king of Assyria! Now, how will we escape? ’ ”

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