Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver.
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: Therefore I love thy testimonies.
Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water.
They are all grievous revolters, going about with slanders; they are brass and iron: they all of them deal corruptly.
As they gather silver and brass and iron and lead and tin into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt it; so will I gather you in mine anger and in my wrath, and I will lay you there, and melt you.
Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;
How is the gold become dim! how is the most pure gold changed! The stones of the sanctuary are poured out at the head of every street.
In the midst
The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; But Jehovah trieth the hearts.
And his rock shall pass away by reason of terror, and his princes shall be dismayed at the ensign, saith Jehovah, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.
Behold, I have refined thee, but not as silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
gather the pieces thereof into it, even every good piece, the thigh, and the shoulder; fill it with the choice bones.