One Year Chronological Bible Sampler - Flipbook - Page 76
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In that day Egypt and Assyria will be connected by a highway. The Egyptians
and Assyrians will move freely between their lands, and they will both worship
God. 24In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth. 25For the LORD of Heaven’s Armies will say,
“Blessed be Egypt, my people. Blessed be Assyria, the land I have made.
Blessed be Israel, my special possession!”
A Message about Egypt and Ethiopia / Isaiah 20:1-6
In the year when King Sargon of Assyria sent his commander in chief to capture
the Philistine city of Ashdod,* 2 the LORD told Isaiah son of Amoz, “ Take off the
burlap you have been wearing, and remove your sandals.” Isaiah did as he was
told and walked around naked and barefoot.
Then the LORD said, “My servant Isaiah has been walking around naked and
barefoot for the last three years. This is a sign—a symbol of the terrible troubles I
will bring upon Egypt and Ethiopia.* 4For the king of Assyria will take away the Egyptians and Ethiopians* as prisoners. He will make them walk naked and barefoot,
both young and old, their buttocks bared, to the shame of Egypt. 5 Then the Philistines will be thrown into panic, for they counted on the power of Ethiopia and boasted
of their allies in Egypt! 6 They will say, ‘If this can happen to Egypt, what chance do we
have? We were counting on Egypt to protect us from the king of Assyria.’”
A Message about Babylon / Isaiah 21:1-10
This message came to me concerning Babylon—the desert by the sea*:
Disaster is roaring down on you from the desert,
like a whirlwind sweeping in from the Negev.
I see a terrifying vision:
I see the betrayer betraying,
the destroyer destroying.
Go ahead, you Elamites and Medes,
attack and lay siege.
I will make an end
to all the groaning Babylon caused.
My stomach aches and burns with pain.
Sharp pangs of anguish are upon me,
like those of a woman in labor.
I grow faint when I hear what God is planning;
I am too afraid to look.
My mind reels and my heart races.
I longed for evening to come,
but now I am terrified of the dark.
Look! They are preparing a great feast.
They are spreading rugs for people to sit on.
Everyone is eating and drinking.
But quick! Grab your shields and prepare for battle.
You are being attacked!
20:1 Ashdod was captured by Assyria in 711 B.C.
21:1 Hebrew concerning the desert by the sea.
20:3 Hebrew Cush; also in 20:5.
20:4 Hebrew Cushites.