1 In the year thatWho was captain of Sennacherib, (2Ki_18:17).Tartan came toA city of the Philistines.Ashdod, (whenThe Hebrews write that Sennacherib was so called.Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it;
2 At the same time spoke the LORD by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go and loose theWhich signifies that the prophet lamented the misery that he saw prepared before the three years that he went naked and barefooted.sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.
3 And the Lord said, Like as my seruant Isaiah hath walked naked, & barefoote three yeeres, as a signe and wonder vpon Egypt, and Ethiopia,
4 So shall the King of Asshur take away the captiuitie of Egypt, and the captiuitie of Ethiopia, both yong men and olde men, naked and barefoote, with their buttockes vncouered, to the shame of Egypt.
5 And they shall be afraid and ashamed ofIn whose aid they trusted.Cush their expectation, and of Egypt theirOf whom they boasted and gloried.glory.
6 And the inhabitant of thisMeaning Judea which was encompassed by their enemies as an isle with waters.isle shall say in that day, Behold, such [is] our expectation, where we fled for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape?