Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may you also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
A writer describing a stalactite cave says, "Standing perfectly still in the cavernous hall I could hear the intense silence broken by first one drop of water and then another, say one drop in each half minute. The huge rock had been formed by the infinitesimal deposit of lime from these drops — deducting the amount washed away by the same water — for the drops were not only building, they were wasting at the same time. The increase was so minute that a year's growth could hardly be estimated. It is a powerful illustration of minute influences. A man might stand before it and say, 'It is thus my habits have all been formed. My strong points and my weaknesses all come from influences as quiet, minute, and generally as secret as these water drops.'"
Parallel VersesKJV: Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.