For though you wash yourself with lye, and use much soap, yet your iniquity is marked before me,
says the Lord GOD.
All Commentaries on Jeremiah 2:22 Go To Jeremiah 2
Cyril of Jerusalem
Learn this also, that before the soul comes into the world, it has committed no sin. But though we came into the world sinless, we now of our own choice commit sin.… Remember also how God again accuses them and says, “I have planted you a choice vine, wholly of pure seed; how then have you turned degenerate and become a wild vine?”