You remove all the wicked on earth as if they were dross; therefore, I love Your decrees.
Remove impurities from silver, and a vessel will be produced for a silversmith.
Your silver has become dross, your beer is diluted with water.
I will turn My hand against you and will burn away your dross completely; I will remove all your impurities.
"Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me. All of them are copper, tin, iron, and lead inside the furnace; they are the dross of silver.
Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: Because all of you have become dross, I am about to gather you into Jerusalem.
"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty? It's no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled on by men.
Have You completely rejected Judah? Do You detest Zion? Why do You strike us with no hope of healing for us? We hoped for peace, but there was nothing good; for a time of healing, but there was only terror.
unless You have completely rejected us and are intensely angry with us.
My God will reject them because they have not listened to Him; they will become wanderers among the nations.
I ask, then, has God rejected His people? Absolutely not! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin.