"Surely there is a mine for silver And a place where they refine gold.
The name of the first is Pishon; it flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.
"My lord, listen to me; a piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver, what is that between me and you? So bury your dead."
When the camels had finished drinking, the man took a gold ring weighing a half-shekel and two bracelets for her wrists weighing ten shekels in gold,
Solomon made all the furniture which was in the house of the LORD: the golden altar and the golden table on which was the bread of the Presence;
All King Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold. None was of silver; it was not considered valuable in the days of Solomon.
"Now with all my ability I have provided for the house of my God the gold for the things of gold, and the silver for the things of silver, and the bronze for the things of bronze, the iron for the things of iron, and wood for the things of wood, onyx stones and inlaid stones, stones of antimony and stones of various colors, and all kinds of precious stones and alabaster in abundance.
The words of the LORD are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.
The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, But the LORD tests hearts.
The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold, And each is tested by the praise accorded him.
"Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.
"And I will bring the third part through the fire, Refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested They will call on My name, And I will answer them; I will say, 'They are My people,' And they will say, 'The LORD is my God.'"
"But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap.
so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;