Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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 you, O God, have proved us: you have tried us, as silver is tried.
The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD tries the hearts.
Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the refiner.
And I will turn my hand upon you, and thoroughly purge away your dross, and take away all your alloy:
Behold, I have refined you, but not with silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.
They are all grievous revolters, walking with slanders: they are bronze and iron; they are all corrupters.
Son of man, the house of Israel has to me become dross: all they are bronze, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver.
Many shall be purified, and made white, and refined; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will test them as gold is tested: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, They are my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I comes, the thong of whose shoes I am not worthy to untie: he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire:
That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a people for his own, zealous of good works.
For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
1 Peter 1:7
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to test you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be rich; and white clothing, that you may be clothed, and that the shame of your nakedness does not appear; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.
A son honors his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is my honor? and if I be a master, where is my fear? says the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And you say, How have we despised your name?
And now, O you priests, this commandment is for you.
But you shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: you shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall you boast yourselves.
And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those of them that escape unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the coastlands afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.
Neither shall the priests, the Levites, lack a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to burn grain offerings, and to sacrifice continually.
But the priests, the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, says the Lord GOD:
And has made us a kingdom and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
And have made us unto our God a kingdom and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the nations, says the LORD of hosts.
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.
Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay your vows unto the most High:
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.
Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.
[A Psalm of David.] LORD, I cry unto you: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto you.
Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we offer the sacrifices of our lips.
But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God.
2 Timothy 4:6
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
1 Peter 2:5
You also, as living stones, are built up into a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.