The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tries the hearts.
Examine me, O LORD and prove me; melt my kidneys and my heart.
As the fining pot tries the silver and the furnace the gold; so the man is tried by the mouth of whoever praises him.
I the LORD search the heart; I try the kidneys, even to give each man according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doings.
I know also, my God, that thou dost try the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things; and now have I seen with joy that thy people, who are present here, have given willingly unto thee.
that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold (which perishes, nevertheless it is tried with fire), might be found unto praise and glory and honour when Jesus, the Christ, is made manifest;
For thou, O God, hast proved us; thou hast refined us as silver is refined.
Behold, I have refined thee, and not as silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
And I will put the third part into the fire and will refine them as silver is refined and will try them as gold is tried; He shall call on my name, and I will hear him; I will say, My people, and he shall say, The LORD is my God.
But who may abide the time of his coming? and who shall stand when he appears? for he shall be like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap:
And I will kill her children with death, and all the congregations shall know that I AM he that searches the kidneys and hearts, and I will give unto each one of you according to your works.
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