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Isaiah 20 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Sargon king of Assyria sent a military com mander to Ashdod to attack that city. So the commander attacked and captured it. 1 In the year that the supreme commander, sent by Sargon king of Assyria, came to Ashdod and attacked and captured it--
2 Then the Lord spoke through Isaiah son of Amoz, saying, "Take the rough cloth off your body, and take your sandals off your feet." So Isaiah obeyed and walked around naked and barefoot. 2 at that time the LORD spoke through Isaiah son of Amoz. He said to him, "Take off the sackcloth from your body and the sandals from your feet." And he did so, going around stripped and barefoot.
3 Then the Lord said, "Isaiah my servant has walked around naked and barefoot for three years as a sign against Egypt and Cush. 3 Then the LORD said, "Just as my servant Isaiah has gone stripped and barefoot for three years, as a sign and portent against Egypt and Cush,
4 The king of Assyria will carry away prisoners from Egypt and Cush. Old people and young people will be led away naked and barefoot, with their buttocks bare. So the Egyptians will be shamed. 4 so the king of Assyria will lead away stripped and barefoot the Egyptian captives and Cushite exiles, young and old, with buttocks bared--to Egypt's shame.
5 People who looked to Cush for help will be afraid, and those who were amazed by Egypt's glory will be shamed. 5 Those who trusted in Cush and boasted in Egypt will be afraid and put to shame.
6 People who live near the sea will say, 'Look at those countries. We trusted them to help us. We ran to them so they would save us from the king of Assyria. So how will we be able to escape?'" 6 In that day the people who live on this coast will say, 'See what has happened to those we relied on, those we fled to for help and deliverance from the king of Assyria! How then can we escape?' "