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Theasaurus: Dross

27 Bible Verses about dross

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Psalm 119:119

You remove all the wicked on earth
as if they were dross;
therefore, I love Your decrees.

Isaiah 30:28

His breath is like an overflowing torrent
that rises to the neck.
He comes to sift the nations in a sieve of destruction
and to put a bridle on the jaws of the peoples
to lead them astray.

Jeremiah 6:28-30

All are stubborn rebels
spreading slander.
They are bronze and iron;
all of them are corrupt. The bellows blow,
blasting the lead with fire.
The refining is completely in vain;
the evil ones are not separated out. They are called rejected silver,
for the Lord has rejected them.

Ezekiel 22:19-22

Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: Because all of you have become dross, I am about to gather you into Jerusalem. Just as one gathers silver, copper, iron, lead, and tin into the furnace to blow fire on them and melt them, so I will gather you in My anger and wrath, put you inside, and melt you. Yes, I will gather you together and blow on you with the fire of My fury, and you will be melted within the city. read more.
As silver is melted inside a furnace, so you will be melted inside the city. Then you will know that I, Yahweh, have poured out My wrath on you.”

Ezekiel 22:18

“Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me. All of them are copper, tin, iron, and lead inside the furnace; they are the dross of silver.

Isaiah 1:21-23

The faithful city—
what an adulteress she has become!
She was once full of justice.
Righteousness once dwelt in her—
but now, murderers! Your silver has become dross,
your beer is diluted with water. Your rulers are rebels,
friends of thieves.
They all love graft
and chase after bribes.
They do not defend the rights of the fatherless,
and the widow’s case never comes before them.

Ezekiel 24:11-13

Set the empty pot on its coals
so that it becomes hot and its copper glows.
Then its impurity will melt inside it;
its rust will be consumed. It has frustrated every effort;
its thick rust will not come off.
Into the fire with its rust! Because of the indecency of your uncleanness—
since I tried to purify you,
but you would not be purified from your uncleanness—
you will not be pure again
until I have satisfied My wrath on you.

Amos 9:8-10

Look, the eyes of the Lord God
are on the sinful kingdom,
and I will destroy it
from the face of the earth.
However, I will not totally destroy
the house of Jacob—
this is the Lord’s declaration— for I am about to give the command,
and I will shake the house of Israel
among all the nations,
as one shakes a sieve,
but not a pebble will fall to the ground. All the sinners among My people
who say: “Disaster will never overtake
or confront us,”
will die by the sword.

Isaiah 1:25-26

I will turn My hand against you
and will burn away your dross completely;
I will remove all your impurities. I will restore your judges to what they once were,
and your advisers to their former state.
Afterward you will be called the Righteous City,
a Faithful City.”

Proverbs 25:4

Remove impurities from silver,
and a vessel will be produced for a silversmith.

Daniel 12:10

Many will be purified, cleansed, and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; none of the wicked will understand, but the wise will understand.

Malachi 3:2-3

But who can endure the day of His coming? And who will be able to stand when He appears? For He will be like a refiner’s fire and like cleansing lye. He will be like a refiner and purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver. Then they will present offerings to the Lord in righteousness.

Ezekiel 36:25-27

I will also sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. I will cleanse you from all your impurities and all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. I will place My Spirit within you and cause you to follow My statutes and carefully observe My ordinances.

Matthew 3:11-12

“I baptize you with water for repentance, but the One who is coming after me is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to remove His sandals. He Himself will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing shovel is in His hand, and He will clear His threshing floor and gather His wheat into the barn. But the chaff He will burn up with fire that never goes out.”

Luke 3:16-17

John answered them all, “I baptize you with water, but One is coming who is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to untie the strap of His sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing shovel is in His hand to clear His threshing floor and gather the wheat into His barn, but the chaff He will burn up with a fire that never goes out.”

Psalm 66:10-12

For You, God, tested us;
You refined us as silver is refined. You lured us into a trap;
You placed burdens on our backs. You let men ride over our heads;
we went through fire and water,
but You brought us out to abundance.

Jeremiah 9:7

Therefore, this is what the Lord of Hosts says:I am about to refine them and test them,
for what else can I do
because of My dear people?

Zechariah 13:9

I will put this third through the fire;
I will 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: Yahweh is our God.”

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Dross » Figurative

Psalm 119:119

You remove all the wicked on earth
as if they were dross;
therefore, I love Your decrees.

Proverbs 25:4

Remove impurities from silver,
and a vessel will be produced for a silversmith.

Ezekiel 22:18-19

"Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me. All of them are copper, tin, iron, and lead inside the furnace; they are the dross of silver. Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: Because all of you have become dross, I am about to gather you into Jerusalem.

Wicked people » Compared with » Dross

Psalm 119:119

You remove all the wicked on earth
as if they were dross;
therefore, I love Your decrees.

Ezekiel 22:18-19

"Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me. All of them are copper, tin, iron, and lead inside the furnace; they are the dross of silver. Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: Because all of you have become dross, I am about to gather you into Jerusalem.

Wicked, the, are compared to » Dross

Psalm 119:119

You remove all the wicked on earth
as if they were dross;
therefore, I love Your decrees.

Ezekiel 22:18-19

"Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me. All of them are copper, tin, iron, and lead inside the furnace; they are the dross of silver. Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: Because all of you have become dross, I am about to gather you into Jerusalem.

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