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And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
For thou didst prove us, O God, Thou didst refine us, according to the refining of silver:
Fining-pot for silver, crucible for gold, but, he that trieth hearts, is Yahweh.
Remove the dross from the silver, and there cometh forth, to the refiner, a vessel:
That I may turn my hand against thee, And smelt away, as with potash, thy dross, And remove all thine alloy;
Lo! I have refined thee, but not as silver, - I have tested thee, in a smelting-pot of affliction.
They all, are rebels of rebels, Slander-walkers They are bronze and iron! As for them all, corrupters, they are!
Son of man, The house of Israel hath become to me, dross, - They all are copper and tin and iron and lead in the midst of a furnace, The dross of silver, have they become.
Many, will purify themselves and be made white and be refined, but the lawless, will act lawlessly, and none of the lawless, shall understand, - but, they who make wise, shall understand;
And I will bring the third into the fire, and will smelt them as one smelteth silver, and will try them, as one trieth gold, - It, will call upon my name, and, I, will answer it, and will say, My people, it is! and, it, will say, Yahweh, is my God!
John answered, saying unto all - I, indeed, in water, am immersing you, but he that is mightier than I, cometh, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to unloose, - he, will immerse you m Holy Spirit and fire:
That, her, he might sanctify, having purified her with the bath of water, in declaration,
Who gave himself up in our behalf, that he might redeem us from all manner of lawlessness, and purify for himself a people as his own treasure - zealous of noble works.
For, they, indeed, for a few days, according to that which seemed good to them, were administering discipline; but, he, unto that which is profitable, with view to our partaking of his holiness:
1 Peter 1:7
In order that the proving of your faith - much more precious than of gold that perisheth even though, by means of fire, it is proved - may be found unto praise and glory and honour in the revealing of Jesus Christ, -
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved! be not held in surprise by the burning among you, which, for putting you to the proof, is befalling you, as though a, surprising, thing were happening unto you;
I counsel thee to buy of me, gold refined by fire, that thou mayest become rich, - and white raiment, that thou mayest array thyself, and, the shame of thy nakedness, may not be made manifest, - and eye-salve, to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see.
A son, will honour a father, and, a servant, his lord, - If then, a father, I am, where is mine honour? And, if, a lord, I am, where is my reverence? saith Yahweh of hosts - to you, ye priests, who despise my Name, and yet say, Wherein have we despised thy Name?
Now, therefore, for you, is this charge, O ye priests: -
But, ye, the priests of Yahweh, shall be called, The attendants of our God, shall ye be named, - The riches of the nations, shall ye eat, And in their glory, shall ye boast yourselves.
Then will I set among them, a sign, And will send, of them such as have escaped unto the nations - Tarshish Pul and Lud that draw the bow, Tubal and Javan, - The Coastlands that are afar off, Who have not heard my fame Nor seen my glory, And they shall tell my glory throughout the nations.
Nor to the priests the Levites, shall there be wanting - A man, before me, To offer an ascending-sacrifice, or To make a perfume with a gift, or To offer a peace- offering, all the days!
But the priests the Levites the sons of Zadok, Who kept the charge of my sanctuary - when the sons of Israel went astray from me, They shall draw near unto me to wait upon me, And shall stand before me, to bring near unto me the fat and the blood Declareth My Lord, Yahweh:
and he hath made us to be a kingdom - priests unto his God and Father, Unto him, be the glory, and the dominion, unto the ages. Amen.
And didst make them, unto our God, a kingdom and priests, - and they reign on the earth.
For, from the rising of the sun, even unto the going in thereof, great is my Name among the nations, and, in every place, incense, is offered to my Name, and a pure present, - for great is my Name among the nations, saith Yahweh of hosts.
Sacrifice the sacrifices of righteousness; and put your trust in Yahweh.
Sacrifice to God a thankoffering, And pay to the Most High thy vows;
I will praise the Name of God with a song, And will magnify him with thanksgiving;
To thee, will I sacrifice a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and, on the Name of Yahweh, will I call:
O Yahweh, I have cried unto thee, Make thou haste to me, Give ear unto my voice, when I cry to thee.
Take with you words, and return to Yahweh: say unto him - Wholly, shalt thou take away iniquity, Accept, then, with favour, and we will make good the boldness of our lips!
But there cometh an hour, and, now, is, - when, the real worshippers, shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for, even the Father, is seeking, such as these, as his worshippers.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, through the compassions of God, to present your bodies a living, holy sacrifice, unto God acceptable, - your rational divine service;
That I should be a public minister of Christ Jesus unto the nations, doing priestly service with the glad-message of God, in order that the offering up of the nations might prove to be acceptable, being hallowed in Holy Spirit:
Nay! if I am even to be poured out as a drink-offering, upon the sacrifice and public ministry of your faith, I rejoice, yea rejoice together with you all, -
But I have all things in full, and have more than enough, I am filled, having welcomed from Epaphroditus the things that came from you, - a fragrance of sweet smell, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing unto God.
2 Timothy 4:6
For, I, already, am being poured out as a drink-offering, and, the season of my release, is at hand, -
Through him, let us be offering up a sacrifice of praise, continually, unto God; that is, a fruit of lips confessing unto his name.
1 Peter 2:5
Yourselves also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, for a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices, well-pleasing unto God through Jesus Christ;