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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Isaiah 20:1-6

20  In the year that Tar′tan*+ came to Ash′dod,+ when Sar′gon the king of As·syr′i·a sent him,+ and he proceeded to war against Ash′dod and to capture it;+  at that time Jehovah spoke by the hand of Isaiah the son of A′moz,+ saying: “Go,+ and you must loosen the sackcloth from off your hips;+ and your sandals you should draw from off your feet.”+ And he proceeded to do so, walking about naked and barefoot.+  And Jehovah went on to say: “Just as my servant Isaiah has walked about naked and barefoot three years as a sign+ and a portent against Egypt+ and against E·thi·o′pi·a,*+  so the king of As·syr′i·a will lead the body of captives of Egypt+ and the exiles of E·thi·o′pi·a, boys and old men, naked and barefoot, and with buttocks stripped, the nakedness of Egypt.+  And they will certainly be terrified and be ashamed of E·thi·o′pi·a their looked-for hope+ and of Egypt their beauty.+  And the inhabitant of this coastland will be certain to say in that day, ‘There is how our looked-for hope is, to which we fled for assistance, in order to be delivered because of the king of As·syr′i·a!+ And how shall we ourselves escape?’”

Footnotes

Or, “the commander.”
“Ethiopia,” Vg; MSy, “Cush.”