Isaiah 20 NLT

1 In the year when King Sargon of Assyria captured the Philistine city of Ashdod,
2 the LORD told Isaiah son of Amoz, "Take off all your clothes, including your sandals." Isaiah did as he was told and walked around naked and barefoot.
3 Then the LORD said, "My servant Isaiah has been walking around naked and barefoot for the last three years. This is a sign -- a symbol of the terrible troubles I will bring upon Egypt and Ethiopia. a

References for Isaiah 20:3

    • • 20:3 - Hebrew <I>Cush;</I> also in 20:5.
      4 For the king of Assyria will take away the Egyptians and Ethiopians b as prisoners. He will make them walk naked and barefoot, both young and old, their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.

      References for Isaiah 20:4

        • – 20:4 - Hebrew <I>Cushites.</I>
          5 How dismayed will be the Philistines, who counted on the power of Ethiopia and boasted of their allies in Egypt!"
          6 They will say, 'If this can happen to Egypt, what chance do we have? For we counted on Egypt to protect us from the king of Assyria.'"