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Bible Commentaries
Jeremiah 13

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy ScripturesEverett's Study Notes

Verses 1-27

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.

Jeremiah 13:23 “Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?” Comments Note these insightful words from Marietta Davis:

“‘ There is no help in the arm of flesh.’ (see 2 Chronicles 32:8), answered a voice familiar to me, but I did not know from where it came. ‘Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spits?’ (Jeremiah 13:23), continued that voice. ‘How will the unstrung instrument tune itself?’ Indeed, how will the dying, those who are already victims, restore departing vitality? Will they escape the doom awaiting them by the strength of their exhausted energies? No, wherever they go, there is no relief. Help must descend from above, or hope will not appear.” [18]

[18] Marietta Davis, Caught Up Into Heaven (New Kensington, Pennsylvania: Whitaker House, 1982), 101.

Bibliographical Information
Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Jeremiah 13". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/jeremiah-13.html. 2013.
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