Isaiah 20:4


“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.”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of Isaiah 20:4

“So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captiues, yong and old, naked and bare foote, euen with their buttocks vncouered, to the shame of Egypt.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Isaiah chapter 20

“so the king of Assyria will lead away the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Cush, young and old, naked and barefoot with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“so shall the king of Assyria lead away the captives of Egypt, and the exiles of Ethiopia, young and old, naked and barefoot, and with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“So will the king of Assyria take away the prisoners of Egypt and those forced out of Ethiopia, young and old, unclothed and without shoes, and with backs uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.”
Basic English Bible

“so shall the king of Assyria lead away the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Ethiopia, young and old, naked and barefoot, and with buttocks uncovered, [to] the shame of Egypt.”
Darby Bible

“So shall the king of the Assyrians lead away the prisoners of Egypt, and the captivity of Ethiopia, young and old. naked and barefoot, with their buttocks uncovered to the shame of Egypt. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Cushites captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their hind-parts uncovered, to the shame of Egypt. ”
Webster's Bible

“so the king of Assyria will lead away the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Ethiopia, young and old, naked and barefoot, and with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.”
World English Bible

“so doth the king of Asshur lead the captivity of Egypt, and the removal of Cush, young and old, naked and barefoot, with seat uncovered -- the nakedness of Egypt;”
Youngs Literal Bible

“ so shall the king of Assyria lead away the captives of Egypt, and the exiles of Ethiopia, young and old, naked and barefoot, and with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.”
Jewish Publication Society Bible


Suze's comment on 2022-03-26 04:46:13:

It would seem that at that time , the Israelites referred to the Word of the Lord , spoken through His prophets as a burden to them . God was always trying to help them by giving them good advice and guidance on how to live their lives in ways that would benefit them and be acceptable to Him . He wanted them to live happy safe lives in His love . They were a bit more inclined towards worldly pleasures I think , making money on the Sabbath , drinking excessively , marrying the heathen around them , the usual kind of trouble that any of us can get into , smiley face , they seemed to think that God just wanted to spoil their fun and so His Words became a burden to them .


Brenda's comment on 2022-03-25 13:58:28:

What is burden of this chapter


Becky's comment on 2021-01-15 07:28:21:

I believe Isaiah 20 may reveal to us that we must be want and be willing to obey the Lord. For three years Isaiah walked naked and without shoes because he was told to do so by the Lord. How he must have been judged by people! Isaiah was doing the Lord's will. Likely he was judged unhinged, possibly belittled maybe shunned, uncomfortable physically without his sackcloth and shoes but this work of Isaiah was deemed to be written in the inspired word of God so we should learn from it. This somewhat reminds me of Job's ordeals. We do not know the reason for our trials. I believe Isaiah's time was roughly 750 years before Christ.

Peace to all. Please pray for His will to be done and effort to accept it.


Pastor Victor Rivera's comment on 2021-01-10 18:48:46:

Greetings in the name of JESUS. I have some words of encouragement. Testimonial. When was the last time , If you ever had yourself a one on one conversation with your Lord and Savior, JESUS CHRIST...It's so important to have yourself a serious relationship with your JESUS !. JESUS is the way. The only way. Call on his name. To what ever storms you are facing in your life. Give your heaviness to your Lord and Savior. He knows everything about you. And what you are facing. JESUS is waiting for all of you who reads this. That he wants you to take your prayers to the next level. Like may I have taught. And gave them a DARE. I dare you to try JESUS. YES !. It is so simple . Now I am sharing with you to what my Lord and Savior revealed to me. GO into your secret place. Also offer JESUS a taste of coffee, (JESUS can taste the coffee through you ) Don't laugh. Just try it. It is like me telling you. Hey sister or brother. I would like to talk with you. May I offer you a cup of coffee. I call this FELLOWSHIP. Yes Fellowship . Say JESUS please sit down with me. I need to talk with you. Their is something heavy in my heart. NOW !, I am going to give you the KEYS. JESUS knows your pain and trials. BUT !. he wants to hear it from your lips. Through this DARE. I've Converted and Baptized, Hindu's , Monk's and Muslims to JESUS CHRIST. Seriously JESUS wants a one on one relationship with us. To draw closer to him. You'll be bless in JESUS name. Can I get an Amen. try It. For I already now the results are great. Hello...


Norman Walker's comment on 2021-01-10 09:25:39:

Victor, that is a wonderful story! He preformed a miracle on me one time that no one on earth would have know I needed and he did it 5 min. I am not just some old man that is talking out of his head either I hung up the phone and prayed to God to help me and in 5 min I called back and everything I asked for was fixed and after that I could feel his presents in my bed room at night and it was the most wonderful feeling I have ever had so my friends he is real! He fixed a serious problem for me in 5 min and I will never forget it!


Chris's comment on 2020-12-27 01:27:49:

You can do a search right here on this KJB site for the word "worship". A quick check shows that it appears 188 times, including its past tense, present participle, etc.


Harry's comment on 2020-12-26 20:47:29:

How many times in the Bible is the word or form of the word "worship" mentioned. I'm doing a research project and was wanting to know.


Rob's comment on 2020-12-23 14:27:58:

It's a shame the KJV has been used by many cults , they always devise doctrine that is contrary to the scriptures them selves . Being led by spirits of Antichrist. Stick with the Bible and Gods given wisdom , ask of God if you lack it


Chris's comment on 2020-12-23 13:52:14:

I can't respond to what you've said by quoting from the Word, as it remains silent on a subject that I understand was not Church practice at that time. However, I believe you're correct in your thoughts about these 'Christian' holidays which have their roots in paganism.

Of the early Church, which should have made much ado about their Saviour's birth, death & resurrection by commemorating them on particular days, I note that the Word remains noticeably quiet. Yet, in the meaning & practise of the Lord's Supper, I tend to believe that they acknowledged Jesus' coming & work on the Cross at this time, without the need for the allocation of special days (which days they too, like us, may not be certain of).

Like you, I was very pedantic on this subject when I first came to Christ, as I was, with many other beliefs & practises of Christians. I only wanted to follow the teaching from the Word & not the teaching & traditions of men. Over the years, I have quietened & softened over the matter, taking comfort that at least the ungodly world can on these two occasions in the year, receive something of the glorious message of God. That they may know that this holiday time is not just a happy celebration of loved ones coming together in fellowship, but to consider the yearning of God to have fellowship & intimacy with all of them through His Son.

So how does God view the Christian's observance of these holidays? Again, I note that the Apostle Paul went to any length to be able to win souls for Christ. 1 Corinthians 9:20-23: He "became a Jew under the Law once again" (though not turning to Judaism) & to the "weak" (in faith & in mind), he became like them (in understanding their faithlessness), just so that by his identification with his hearers, he may be able to create open hearts to receive the Gospel which sets men free from the burden of the Law & is the trigger to receiving saving faith. We can use these occasions, any occasions, to share Christ's Love to all.


Ry Rick Colombe's comment on 2020-12-22 18:04:39:

Here we are at Christmas time again. I struggle with Christmas, as I do Easter. I find it very hard to accept either holiday and believing that God is happy with "Christians" as many support these holidays, which have roots to pagan gods. Please reply based on God's Word. Thank you.


Mild Bill's comment on 2020-12-22 03:10:10:

Thank you Chris, great quotes.


Chris's comment on 2020-12-21 14:54:23:

Praise God for His mighty working in your life to bring you to the point of realizing your own worthlessness in the light of the great worth & call of a loving Saviour to you. A mighty testimony indeed you shared. As I read it, I thought of Gen. William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army (1829-1912) who too was a mighty man of God & shared some great insights to the plight of mankind & their needs. Quotes such as:

"Most Christians would like to send their recruits to Bible college for five years. I would like to send them to hell for five minutes. That would do more than anything else to prepare them for a lifetime of compassionate ministry."

"If you want to change the future, then you are going to have to trouble the present."

"I am not waiting for a move of God, I am a move of God!"

"I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell."

"Some men's passion is for gold. some men's passion is for art. some men's passion is for fame. my passion is for souls."

"The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender."

"Faith and works should travel side by side, step answering to step, like the legs of men walking. First faith, and then works; and then faith again, and then works again--until they can scarcely distinguish which is the one and which is the other."

"Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help."

"Some of my best men are women!"

"Go straight for souls, and go for the worst."

You may read his other great quotations by googling Quotations by Gen. William Booth. May the Lord bless you in your ministry, using you to pull out many from the fires of hell.


Richard in Christ's comment on 2020-12-21 11:21:48:

Amazing Testimony my brother Victor. Thank you very much for sharing it with us. May our Father in Heaven Bless you on your mission in Jesus Christ. Amen.


Rev. Buddy Larrier's comment on 2012-02-25 05:55:33:

My question is, did this event really happened or was the writers of the King Version trying to justify what occured during the 14th century to African people and the transatlantic slave trade. Because if the Isaiah 20:4 did happened it ment that God put African people through the same experience the second time.


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