Naked and Barefoot

Isaiah 20:3-4. “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.”

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The Assyrians were not known for their kindness.  They were harsh masters, using shame and belittlement to intimidate their captives.  Isaiah was a walking, talking object lesson of what was to come when Assyria swept down and conquered the land.

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