20 1In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, when Sargon the king of
Assyria sent him, and he fought against Ashdod and took it;
2at that time
Jehovah spake by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go, and loose the sackcloth
from off thy loins, and put thy shoe from off thy foot. And he did so,
walking naked and barefoot.
3And Jehovah said, Like as my servant Isaiah
hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and a wonder concerning
Egypt and concerning Ethiopia;
4so shall the king of Assyria lead away
the captives of Egypt, and the exiles of Ethiopia, young and old, naked and
barefoot, and with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
shall be dismayed and confounded, because of Ethiopia their expectation, and
of Egypt their glory.
6And the inhabitant of this coast-land shall say in
that day, Behold, such is our expectation, whither we fled for help to be
delivered from the king of Assyria: and we, how shall we escape?