Isaiah 20

1 In the year that King Sarʹgon of Assyrʹia sent the Tarʹtan to Ashʹdod, he fought against Ashʹdod and captured it.

2 At that time Jehovah spoke through Isaiah the son of Aʹmoz, saying: “Go, remove the sackcloth from your hips, and take your sandals off your feet.” And he did so, walking about naked and barefoot.

3 Jehovah then said: “Just as my servant Isaiah has walked about naked and barefoot for three years as a sign and a portent against Egypt and Ethioʹpia,

4 so the king of Assyrʹia will lead the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Ethioʹpia, boys and old men, naked and barefoot and with exposed buttocks, the nakedness of Egypt.

5 And they will be terrified and will be ashamed of Ethioʹpia their hope and of Egypt their pride.

6 The inhabitants of this coastland will say in that day, ‘Look at what happened to our hope, to which we fled for help and rescue from the king of Assyrʹia! How will we escape now?’”

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