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Change one's spots (Jeremiah 13:23)



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Leopard
Picture copyright:V. Gilbert and Arlisle F. Beers
Bible Verse:
“Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil.” (Jeremiah 13:23)
Meaning:
This idiom means that people cannot change basic aspects of their character, especially negative ones. "A leopard doesn't change its spots" is also used.
Origin and Application:
Jeremiah was an Old Testament prophet. He cried out to people in Jerusalem and warns against their sins. Their sinful nature was deep-rooted and could hardly be changed, just as a leopard could not change its spots.
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