The Geneva Bible Translation Notes, , at sacred-texts.com
isa 20:1In the year that (a) Tartan came to (b) Ashdod, (when (c) Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it;
(a) Who was captain of Sennacherib, (Kg2 18:17).
(b) A city of the Philistines.
(c) The Hebrews write that Sennacherib was so called.
isa 20:2At the same time spoke the LORD by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go and loose the (d) sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.
(d) Which signifies that the prophet lamented the misery that he saw prepared before the three years that he went naked and barefooted.
isa 20:5And they shall be afraid and ashamed of (e) Cush their expectation, and of Egypt their (f) glory.
(e) In whose aid they trusted.
(f) Of whom they boasted and gloried.
isa 20:6And the inhabitant of this (g) isle shall say in that day, Behold, such [is] our expectation, where we fled for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape?
(g) Meaning Judea which was encompassed by their enemies as an isle with waters.