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 dost cause all the wicked of the earth to come undone like dross; therefore I have loved thy testimonies.
Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:
They are all rebellious princes; they walk with deception: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters.
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 my anger and in my fury, and I will cause you to rest, and melt you.
Because I know that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow bronze;
Aleph How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are scattered through the crossings of every street.
In the midst
The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tries the hearts.
And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the banner, saith the LORD, unto whom there is fire in Zion, and unto whom there is a furnace in Jerusalem.
Behold, I have refined thee, and not as silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
gather her pieces of meat into it, even every good piece, the thigh, and the shoulder; fill it with the choice bones.