“If you say in your heart,
‘Why have these things
Come upon me?’
It is for the greatness
Of your iniquity.
Thus your skirts are lifted up.
You are violated.
Can Ethiopians change their skin?
Can leopards change their spots?
Can you do good
Since you are so accustomed to do evil?
I will scatter you
Like chaff driven by the wind
From the desert.’”
Yahweh was concerned that they did not realize what was going to happen to them. Was it their iniquity that led them to this point? Yes, they would be ashamed, because their skirts would be lifted up, as they will be sexually violated. The problem is that they cannot change their ways. Just like the Ethiopians with their dark skin cannot change their skin color, so neither can a leopard change its spots. They had become so accustomed to evil that they could not do any good things anymore. Thus Yahweh will scatter them like useless chaff with a strong desert wind.