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Isaiah 20:5

    Isaiah 20:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they shall be dismayed and confounded, because of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they will be full of fear, and will no longer have faith in Ethiopia which was their hope, or in Egypt which was their glory.

    Webster's Revision

    And they shall be dismayed and confounded, because of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.

    World English Bible

    They will be dismayed and confounded, because of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 20:5

    And they shall be afraid - The Jews, or the party or faction among the Jews, that were expecting aid from allied Ethiopia and Egypt. When they shall see them vanquished, they shall apprehend a similar danger to themselves; and they shall be ashamed that they ever confided in a people so little able to aid them, instead of trusting in the arm of God.

    Egypt their glory - Their boast, as if Egypt was able to save them. The word rendered here 'glory' (תפארת tiph'ereth) means properly, "ornament, praise, honor;" and then it may mean the "object" of glory, or that in which people boast or confide. That is its sense here (compare Isaiah 10:12; Isaiah 13:19; Zechariah 12:7).

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 20:5

    20:5 They - All that shall trust to them. But under this general expression the Israelites, seem to be principally intended.