Jeremiah 13:23
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English Standard Version
Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots? Then also you can do good who are accustomed to do evil.

King James Bible
Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

American Standard Version
Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If the Ethiopian can change his skin, or the leopard his spots: you may also do well, when you have learned evil.

English Revised Version
Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

Webster's Bible Translation
Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Knowing their obstinacy, the prophet adds: if ye hear it (what I have declared to you) not, my soul shall weep. In the concealment, quo secedere lugentes amant, ut impensius flere possint (Chr. B. Mich.). For the pride, sc. in which ye persist. With tears mine eye shall run down because the flock of Jahveh, i.e., the people of God (cf. Zechariah 10:3), is carried away into captivity (perfect. proph).

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Ethiopian.

Jeremiah 2:22,30 For though you wash you with nitre, and take you much soap, yet your iniquity is marked before me, said the Lord GOD...

Jeremiah 5:3 O LORD, are not your eyes on the truth? you have stricken them, but they have not grieved; you have consumed them...

Jeremiah 6:29,30 The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed of the fire; the founder melts in vain: for the wicked are not plucked away...

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Proverbs 27:22 Though you should bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

Isaiah 1:5 Why should you be stricken any more? you will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

Matthew 19:24-28 And again I say to you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle...

accustomed. Heb. taught.

Jeremiah 9:5 And they will deceive every one his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies...

Cross References
Proverbs 27:22
Crush a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, yet his folly will not depart from him.

Isaiah 1:5
Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

Jeremiah 4:22
"For my people are foolish; they know me not; they are stupid children; they have no understanding. They are 'wise'--in doing evil! But how to do good they know not."

Jeremiah 9:5
Everyone deceives his neighbor, and no one speaks the truth; they have taught their tongue to speak lies; they weary themselves committing iniquity.

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