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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.

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The house

Psalm 119:119
You remove all the wicked of the earth like slag. Therefore I love your rules.
Isaiah 1:22
Your silver has become scum, your beer is diluted with water.
Jeremiah 6:28
I reported, "All of them are the most stubborn of rebels! They are as hard as bronze or iron. They go about telling lies. They all deal corruptly.


Ezekiel 22:20
As silver, bronze, iron, lead, and tin are gathered in a furnace so that the fire can melt them, so I will gather you in my anger and in my rage. I will deposit you there and melt you.
Isaiah 48:4
I did this because I know how stubborn you are. Your neck muscles are like iron and your forehead like bronze.
Lamentations 4:1
(Alef)Alas! Gold has lost its luster; pure gold loses value. Jewels are scattered on every street corner.

In the midst

Proverbs 17:3
The crucible is for refining silver and the furnace is for gold, likewise the Lord tests hearts.
Isaiah 31:9
They will surrender their stronghold because of fear; their officers will be afraid of the Lord's battle flag." This is what the Lord says -- the one whose fire is in Zion, whose firepot is in Jerusalem.
Isaiah 48:10
Look, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have purified you in the furnace of misery.

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Ezekiel 24:4
add the pieces of meat to it, every good piece, the thigh and the shoulder; fill it with choice bones.

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