15 million Ukrainian are displaced by Russia's war.
Millions miss a meal or two each day.
Help us change that! Click to donate today!

Bible Commentaries

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Jeremiah 13

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.

Copyright Statement
These files are copyrighted by the author, Gary Everett. Used by Permission.
No distribution beyond personal use without permission.
Bibliographical Information
Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Jeremiah 13". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. 2013.