Prophecy about northern Africa

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Isaiah 20

Chapter Summary

Prophecy about northern Africa

Many of the countries named in Bible prophecy no longer exist, so it can be hard to hear prophecies against ones that still do—especially if you live there! Bear in mind that all God’s prophecies are conditional; He offers pardon and peace to all who will just listen. The hint of hope is in v. 6—at least people are recognizing their hopes were false. They could turn to God…

Day 347

Most High God, Isaiah followed You even if Your words to him might have made no sense. He was a living example of Your love, justice, and mercy. Let me be so, too.

Today's Study Verses

Isaiah 20:6

Isaiah 20


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

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.

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;

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.

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

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?