Then you will defile your silver-plated idols and your gold-plated images. You will throw them away like menstrual cloths, and call them filth.
Smooth lips with an evil heart
are like glaze on an earthen vessel.
A gossip’s words are like choice food
that goes down to one’s innermost being.
1 Chronicles 29:4
100 tons of gold (gold of Ophir) and 250 tons of refined silver for overlaying the walls of the buildings,
Woe to him who says to wood: Wake up!
or to mute stone: Come alive!
Can it teach?
Look! It may be plated with gold and silver,
yet there is no breath in it at all.
The bases for the posts were bronze; the hooks and bands of the posts were silver; and the plating for the tops of the posts was silver. All the posts of the courtyard were banded with silver.
It had four posts, including their four bronze bases. Their hooks were silver, and the bands as well as the plating of their tops were silver.
With the remaining 44 pounds he made the hooks for the posts, overlaid their tops, and supplied bands for them.