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Jeremiah 13:23

Can

the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? Then may you also do good, who are accustomed to do evil.
Jeremiah 13:23


Context

Jeremiah 13 [15.] Hear, and give ear; don’t be proud; for Yahweh has spoken. Give glory to Yahweh your God, before he causes darkness, and before your feet stumble on the dark mountains, and, while you look for light, he turns it into the shadow of death, and makes it gross darkness. But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret for your pride; and my eye shall weep bitterly, and run down with tears, because Yahweh’s flock is taken captive. Say to the king and to the queen mother, Humble yourselves, sit down; for your headdresses have come down, even the crown of your glory. The cities of the South are shut up, and there is no one to open them: Judah is carried away captive, all of it; it is wholly carried away captive.

Jeremiah 13 [20.] Lift up your eyes, and see those who come from the north: where is the flock that was given you, your beautiful flock? What will you say, when he shall set over you as head those whom you have yourself taught to be friends to you? shall not sorrows take hold of you, as of a woman in travail? If you say in your heart, Why are these things come on me? for the greatness of your iniquity are your skirts uncovered, and your heels suffer violence. Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may you also do good, who are accustomed to do evil. Therefore will I scatter them, as the stubble that passes away, by the wind of the wilderness.

Jeremiah 13 [25.] This is your lot, the portion measured to you from me, says Yahweh; because you have forgotten me, and trusted in falsehood. Therefore will I also uncover your skirts on your face, and your shame shall appear. I have seen your abominations, even your adulteries, and your neighing, the lewdness of your prostitution, on the hills in the field. Woe to you, Jerusalem! You will not be made clean; how long shall it yet be?


no-way - unachievable
PIB Scriptures are derived from the World English Bible