Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Will the Cushite change his skin and the panther his variegated spots? Ye shall also be able to do good, being taught to do evil.

New American Standard Bible

Can the Ethiopian change his skin
Or the leopard his spots?
Then you also can do good
Who are accustomed to doing evil.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Can the Cushite change his skin,
or a leopard his spots?
If so, you might be able to do what is good,
you who are instructed in evil.

International Standard Version

Can an Ethiopian change his skin, or a leopard his spots? Then you who are trained to do evil will also be able to do good.

A Conservative Version

Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? Then ye also may do good, who 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.

Amplified


“Can the Ethiopian change his skin
Or the leopard his spots?
Then you also can do good
Who are accustomed to evil and even trained to do it.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Darby Translation

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

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Can a Cushite change his skin, or a leopard his spots? [Then] you also will be able to do good, [who] are accustomed to doing evil.

Modern King James verseion

Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard its spots? Then you also may do good, who are accustomed to doing evil.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For like as the man of Ethiopia may change his skin, and the cat of the mountains her spots: so may ye that be exercised in evil, do good.

NET Bible

But there is little hope for you ever doing good, you who are so accustomed to doing evil. Can an Ethiopian change the color of his skin? Can a leopard remove its spots?

New Heart English Bible

Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? Then may you also do good, who are accustomed to do evil.

The Emphasized Bible

Can the Ethiopian change, his skin, Or the leopard his spots? Even, ye, may be able to do right, Who are accustomed e to do wrong.

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
כּוּשׁי 
Kuwshiy 
Usage: 23

עור 
`owr 
Usage: 99

or the leopard
נמר 
Namer 
Usage: 6

חברבּרה 
Chabarburah 
Usage: 1

יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194

ye also do good
יטב 
Yatab 
Usage: 115

למּד למּוּד 
Limmuwd 
Usage: 6

References

Context Readings

A Message For The King And The Queen Mother

22 And if thou shalt say in thy heart, Wherefore did these things befal me? for the multitude of thine iniquities thy skirts were uncovered, thy heel treated with violence. 23 Will the Cushite change his skin and the panther his variegated spots? Ye shall also be able to do good, being taught to do evil. 24 And I will scatter them as the straw passing away by the wind of the desert.



Cross References

Proverbs 27:22

If thou shalt pound the foolish in a mortar in the midst of the grain with a pestle, thou shalt not remove from him his folly.

Isaiah 1:5

For what shall ye be yet struck? will ye add apostasy? every head for sickness, and every heart sick

Jeremiah 2:22

For if thou shalt wash thyself with nitre, and thou shalt increase to thee cleansing, thine iniquity was graven before me, says the Lord Jehovah.

Jeremiah 9:5

And they will mock, a man upon his neighbor, and they will not speak the truth: they taught their tongue to speak falsehood, they wearied themselves to sin.

Matthew 19:24-28

And again I say to you, It is of easier labor for a camel to pass through the hole of a needle, than for a rich one to come into the kingdom of God.

Jeremiah 2:30

In vain did I strike your sons; they received no instruction: your sword consumed the prophets as a lion destroying.

Jeremiah 5:3

O Jehovah, are not thine eyes upon faithfulness? thou didst smite them, and they were not pained; thou didst consume them, they refused to take instruction: they made their faces firm above the rock; they refused to turn back.

Jeremiah 6:29-30

The bellows were burnt from their fire, the founder melted the lead in vain, and the evil were not plucked up.

Jeremiah 17:9

The heart is deceitful above all, and man himself, who shall know him?

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