Jeremiah 13:23

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Can the Ethiopian change his skinne? or the leopard his spots? then may ye also doe good, that are accustomed to doe euill.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Can the Ethiopian change his skin Or the leopard his spots? {Then} you also can do good Who are accustomed to doing evil.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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 (1901)

Is it possible for the skin of the Ethiopian to be changed, or the markings on the leopard? Then it might be possible for you to do good, who have been trained to do evil.
- Basic English Bible

Can an Ethiopian change his skin, or a leopard his spots? [Then] may ye also do good, who are accustomed to do evil.
- Darby Bible

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

Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may you also do good, who are accustomed to do evil.
- World English Bible

Doth a Cushite change his skin? and a leopard his spots? Ye also are able to do good, who are accustomed to do evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? Then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Jeremiah 13

  • Bradley
    praise the Lord!
  • Right on time
    Help me Lord Jesus, to listen to You only, to keep wearing the garment of Praise, and to walk in the light of Your Word continually. Let my day begin and end in your holy presence. I am so greatful for your gift of life.
  • Dee
    Verse 11 stabs my conscience. God 's love and mercy draw me to Him but I often do not listen or take heed.
  • Andrew
    The whole chapter on Israel 's disobedience and curse. It happened before, and still continues up to the present. Easy to conclude the consequence from God 's word.
  • Messenger
    this scripture is so informative and equiping
  • Andrew
    To Michael
    I do not see Matthew saying such. It is all comparison. Read again.

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