Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed of the fire; the founder melteth in vain: for the wicked are not plucked away.

Bible References

The founder

Jeremiah 9:7
Therefore thus says Yahweh of Armies, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how [else] should I do, because of the daughter of my people?
Proverbs 17:3
The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, but Yahweh tests the hearts.
Zechariah 13:9
I will bring the third part into the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will test them like gold is tested. They will call on my name, and I will hear them. I will say, 'It is my people;' and they will say, 'Yahweh is my God.'"
Malachi 3:2
"But who can endure the day of his coming? And who will stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire, and like launderer's soap;
1 Peter 1:7
that the proof of your faith, which is more precious than gold that perishes even though it is tested by fire, may be found to result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ --
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, don't be astonished at the fiery trial which has come upon you, to test you, as though a strange thing happened to you.

General references

Leviticus 14:43
"If the plague comes again, and breaks out in the house, after he has taken out the stones, and after he has scraped the house, and after it was plastered;
Isaiah 5:4
What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? Why, when I looked for it to yield grapes, did it yield wild grapes?
Ezekiel 22:24
Son of man, tell her, You are a land that is not cleansed, nor rained on in the day of indignation.