Isaiah, 20

Isaiah, 20

A Warning Against Trusting in Egypt ● 6 verses ● 1 min

In this chapter, the prophet Isaiah is commanded by God to walk naked and barefoot for three years as a sign of the humiliation that will come upon Egypt and Cush, two nations the Israelites were considering aligning with against the Assyrians.

This chapter serves as a warning against trusting in worldly powers and political alliances instead of relying on God's protection and guidance. The act of walking naked and barefoot was a humiliating experience, and it served as a powerful symbol of the shame and defeat that Egypt and Cush would experience in the face of Assyrian aggression. Isaiah's prophecy challenged the Israelites to trust in God rather than in the military might of other nations. Today, we can also learn from this warning and remember to place our trust in God instead of worldly powers and temporary alliances.


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Isaiah, 20

A Warning Against Trusting in Egypt

In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it;

Isaiah, Chapter: 20, Verse: 1

At the same time spake the LORD by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.

Isaiah, Chapter: 20, Verse: 2

And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia;

Isaiah, Chapter: 20, Verse: 3

So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.

Isaiah, Chapter: 20, Verse: 4

And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.

Isaiah, Chapter: 20, Verse: 5

And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day, Behold, such is our expectation, whither we flee for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape?

Isaiah, Chapter: 20, Verse: 6


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Assuming a reader with an average reading speed of 300 WPM reads the Isaiah, chapter 20 it would take approximately 1 minutes to finish.

How many verses does Isaiah, chapter 20 have?

There are 6 verses in the book of Isaiah.

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