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so shall the king of Assyria lead the captives[a] of Egypt and the exiles of Cush, young and old, naked and barefoot, with bared buttocks,[b] the shame of Egypt.

And they shall be dismayed,
    and they shall be ashamed
because of Cush, their hope,
    and because of Egypt, their pride.

And the inhabitant[c] of the coastland will say this on that day:

‘Look! This is our hope to whom we fled for help, to be delivered from[d] the king of Assyria, and how shall we escape?’”

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  1. Isaiah 20:4 Hebrew “captive”
  2. Isaiah 20:4 Literally “and bare of buttocks”
  3. Isaiah 20:6 Hebrew “inhabitant”
  4. Isaiah 20:6 Literally “from the face of”