Isaiah 20 (New International Version)

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A Prophecy Against Egypt and Cush

1 In the year that the supreme commander,1 sent by Sargon king of Assyria, came to Ashdod2 and attacked and captured it-- 2 at that time the LORD spoke through Isaiah son of Amoz.3 He said to him, "Take off the sackcloth4 from your body and the sandals5 from your feet." And he did so, going around stripped6 and barefoot.7 3 Then the LORD said, "Just as my servant8 Isaiah has gone stripped and barefoot for three years,9 as a sign10 and portent11 against Egypt12 and Cush,a13 4 so the king14 of Assyria will lead away stripped15 and barefoot the Egyptian captives16 and Cushite17 exiles, young and old, with buttocks bared18--to Egypt's shame.19 5 Those who trusted20 in Cush21 and boasted in Egypt22 will be afraid and put to shame.23 6 In that day24 the people who live on this coast will say, 'See what has happened25 to those we relied on,26 those we fled to for help27 and deliverance from the king of Assyria! How then can we escape?28' "
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