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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Isaiah 20

 

 

Introduction
1A type prefiguring the shameful captivity of Egypt and Ethiopia.

Verse 1
In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it;
Tartan
Tartan was one of the generals of Sennacherib, who, it is probable, is here called Sargon, and in the book of Tobit, Sacherdonus and Sacherdan, against whom Tirhakah, king of Cush or Ethiopia, was in league with the king of Egypt.
2 Kings 18:17
Ashdod
1 Samuel 6:17; Jeremiah 25:20; Amos 1:8
and took
Jeremiah 25:29,30

Verse 2
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.
Isaiah
Heb. the hand of Isaiah. Go.
Jeremiah 13:1-11; 19:1-15; Ezekiel 4:5; Matthew 16:24
the sackcloth
2 Kings 1:8; Zechariah 13:4; Matthew 3:4; Revelation 11:3
put
Exodus 3:5; Joshua 5:15; Ezekiel 24:17,23
naked
1 Samuel 19:24; 2 Samuel 6:20; Job 1:20,21; Micah 1:8,11; John 21:7; Acts 19:16

Verse 3
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;
three
Numbers 14:34; Ezekiel 4:5,6; Revelation 11:2,3
a sign
8:18
upon Egypt
18:1-7

Verse 4
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.
shall
19:4; Jeremiah 46:26; Ezekiel 30:18
Egyptians
Heb. captivity of Egypt. with their.
3:17; 2 Samuel 10:4; Jeremiah 13:22,26; Micah 1:11
shame
Heb. nakedness.
Revelation 3:18

Verse 5
And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.
afraid
30:3,5,7; 36:6; 2 Kings 18:21; Ezekiel 29:6,7
their glory
2:22; Jeremiah 9:23,24; 17:5; 1 Corinthians 3:21

Verse 6
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?
isle
or, country.
Job 22:30; Jeremiah 47:4
whither
28:17; 30:1-7,15,16; 31:1-3; Job 6:20
and how
Matthew 23:33; 1 Thessalonians 5:3; Hebrews 2:3

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Isaiah 20:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/isaiah-20.html.

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