The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; so let a man be to the mouth that praiseth him.
The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; but Jehovah trieth the hearts.
And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath smitten his thousands, And David his ten thousands.
And Saul saw that he prospered well, and he stood in awe of him.
And the princes of the Philistines went forth; and it came to pass, whenever they went forth, that David succeeded better than all the servants of Saul; and his name was much esteemed.
But in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him.
And in this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment; and Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
The words of Jehovah are pure words, silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times.
And I will bring the third part into the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried. They shall call on my name, and I will answer them: I will say, It is my people; and they shall say, Jehovah is my God.
And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; and he will purify the children of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver; and they shall offer unto Jehovah an oblation in righteousness.
that the proving of your faith, much more precious than of gold which perishes, though it be proved by fire, be found to praise and glory and honour in the revelation of Jesus Christ: