22 “My people are fools;(A)
    they do not know me.(B)
They are senseless children;
    they have no understanding.(C)
They are skilled in doing evil;(D)
    they know not how to do good.”(E)

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23 Can an Ethiopian[a] change his skin
    or a leopard its spots?
Neither can you do good
    who are accustomed to doing evil.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 13:23 Hebrew Cushite (probably a person from the upper Nile region)

10 “They do not know how to do right,(A)” declares the Lord,
    “who store up in their fortresses(B)
    what they have plundered(C) and looted.”

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