Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.
A crucible is for silver and a smelter for gold, but the LORD is a tester of hearts.
I will turn My hand against you and will burn away your dross completely; I will remove all your impurities.
I will restore your judges to what they once were, and your advisers to their former state. Afterwards you will be called the Righteous City, a Faithful City."
Zion will be redeemed by justice, her repentant ones by righteousness.
He will be like a refiner and purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver. Then they will present offerings to the LORD in righteousness.
Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver bowls, but also those of wood and earthenware, some for special use, some for ordinary.
So if anyone purifies himself from these things, he will be a special instrument, set apart, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.
so that the genuineness of your faith-- more valuable than gold, which perishes though refined by fire-- may result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.