Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold, And each is tested by the praise accorded him.

King James Version

As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

Holman Bible

Silver is [tested] in a crucible, gold in a smelter, and a man, by the praise he receives.

International Standard Version

As the crucible tests silver, and the furnace assays gold; so praise received tests a man.

A Conservative Version

The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, and a man is [tried] by his praise.

American Standard Version

The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; And a man is tried by his praise.

Amplified

As the refining pot for silver and the furnace for gold [bring forth all the impurities of the metal], so let a man be in his trial of praise [ridding himself of all that is base or insincere; for a man is judged by what he praises and of what he boasts].

Bible in Basic English

The heating-pot is for silver and the oven-fire for gold, and a man is measured by what he is praised for.

Darby Translation

The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; so let a man be to the mouth that praiseth him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

As the fining pot tries the silver and the furnace the gold; so the man is tried by the mouth of whoever praises him.

Julia Smith Translation

The crucible for silver, and the furnace for gold, and a man to the mouth praising him.

King James 2000

As the refining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man judged by his praise.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A crucible [is] for the silver, and a furnace for the gold, but a man [is tested by] the mouth of him who praises him.

Modern King James verseion

As the refining pot for silver and the furnace for gold, so is a man to his praise.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Silver is tried in the mould, and gold in the furnace, and so is a man, when he is openly praised to his face.

NET Bible

As the crucible is for silver and the furnace is for gold, so a person is proved by the praise he receives.

New Heart English Bible

The crucible is for silver, and the furnace for gold; but man is refined by his praise.

The Emphasized Bible

Fining pot for silver, and crucible for gold, and, a man, is to be tried by what he praiseth.

Webster

As the fining-pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

World English Bible

The crucible is for silver, and the furnace for gold; but man is refined by his praise.

Youngs Literal Translation

A refining pot is for silver, and a furnace for gold, And a man according to his praise.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
As the fining pot
מצרף 
Mitsreph 
Usage: 2

כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

and the furnace
כּוּר 
Kuwr 
Usage: 9

זהב 
Zahab 
Usage: 390

so is a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

to
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

References

Context Readings

All About Life

20 Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied. 21 The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold, And each is tested by the praise accorded him. 22 Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.



Cross References

Proverbs 17:3

The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, But the LORD tests hearts.

1 Samuel 18:7-8

The women sang as they played, and said, "Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands."

1 Samuel 18:15-16

When Saul saw that he was prospering greatly, he dreaded him.

1 Samuel 18:30

Then the commanders of the Philistines went out to battle, and it happened as often as they went out, that David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul. So his name was highly esteemed.

2 Samuel 14:25

Now in all Israel was no one as handsome as Absalom, so highly praised; from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no defect in him.

2 Samuel 15:6-12

In this manner Absalom dealt with all Israel who came to the king for judgment; so Absalom stole away the hearts of the men of Israel.

Psalm 12:6

The words of the LORD are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.

Psalm 66:10

For You have tried us, O God; You have refined us as silver is refined.

Zechariah 13:9

"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.'"

Malachi 3:3

"He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the LORD offerings in righteousness.

1 Peter 1:7

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;

1 Peter 4:12

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you;



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