Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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

A crucible for silver, and a smelter for gold,
and a man for the words of his praise.

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


The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold [to separate the impurities of the metal],
And each is tested by the praise given to him [and his response to it, whether humble or proud].

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.

Julia Smith Translation

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

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

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

All About Life

20 Sheol and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied. 21 As the refining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man judged by his praise. 22 Though you should crush a fool in a mortar among grain with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.



Cross References

Proverbs 17:3

The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD tries the hearts.

1 Samuel 18:7-8

And the women sang to one another as they played, and said, Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.

1 Samuel 18:15-16

Therefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him.

1 Samuel 18:30

Then the princes of the Philistines went forth: and it came to pass, after they went forth, that David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul; so that his name was much esteemed.

2 Samuel 14:25

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.

2 Samuel 15:6-12

And in this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

Psalm 12:6

The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tested in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Psalm 66:10

For you, O God, have proved us: you have tried us, as silver is tried.

Zechariah 13:9

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.

Malachi 3:3

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.

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:

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