So shall the king of Assyria take away the captivity of Egypt, and the captivity of Ethiopia, both young men and old men, naked and barefoot, with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.

And they shall fear, and be ashamed of [a]Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their [b]glory.

Then shall the inhabitants of this [c]isle say in that day, Behold, such is our expectation, whither we fled for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria, and how shall we be delivered?

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  1. Isaiah 20:5 In whose aid they trusted.
  2. Isaiah 20:5 Of whom they boasted and gloried.
  3. Isaiah 20:6 Meaning, Judea, which was compassed about with their enemies, as an isle with waters.