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so the king of Assyria will lead away the Egyptian captives and exiles from Cush,[a] both the young and the old, naked and barefoot—with even their buttocks uncovered—to the shame[b] of Egypt. Then they will be dismayed and put to shame because of Cush,[c] their hope, and Egypt, their jewel.[d] At that time, the inhabitants of this coastland will say, ‘See, this is what has happened to those on whom we counted and relied[e] for help and deliverance from the king of Assyria! How, then, can we escape?’”

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  1. Isaiah 20:4 I.e. Nubia, south of Egypt (modern northern Sudan)
  2. Isaiah 20:4 Or nakedness
  3. Isaiah 20:5 I.e. Nubia, south of Egypt (modern northern Sudan)
  4. Isaiah 20:5 Or pride
  5. Isaiah 20:6 So 1QIsaa; MT LXX read and to whom we fled