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15 Bible Verses about Refining

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1 Chronicles 28:14-18

the weight of gold for all the articles for every kind of service; the weight of all the silver articles for every kind of service; the weight of the gold lampstands and their gold lamps, including the weight of each lampstand and its lamps; the weight of each silver lampstand and its lamps, according to the service of each lampstand; the weight of gold for each table for the rows of the bread of the Presence and the silver for the silver tables; read more.
the pure gold for the forks, sprinkling basins, and pitchers; the weight of each gold dish; the weight of each silver bowl; the weight of refined gold for the altar of incense; and the plans for the chariot of the gold cherubim that spread out their wings and cover the ark of the Lord’s covenant.

1 Chronicles 29:3-5

Moreover, because of my delight in the house of my God, I now give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the house of my God over and above all that I’ve provided for the holy house: 100 tons of gold (gold of Ophir) and 250 tons of refined silver for overlaying the walls of the buildings, the gold for the gold work and the silver for the silver, for all the work to be done by the craftsmen. Now who will volunteer to consecrate himself to the Lord today?”

Job 28:1-2

Surely there is a mine for silver
and a place where gold is refined. Iron is taken from the ground,
and copper is smelted from ore.

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.

Isaiah 48:9-11

I will delay My anger for the honor of My name,
and I will restrain Myself for your benefit and for My praise,
so that you will not be destroyed. Look, I have refined you, but not as silver;
I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. I will act for My own sake, indeed, My own,
for how can I be defiled?
I will not give My glory to another.

Jeremiah 9:7-9

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? Their tongues are deadly arrows—
they speak deception.
With his mouth
a man speaks peaceably with his friend,
but inwardly he sets up an ambush. Should I not punish them for these things?
This is the Lord’s declaration.
Should I not avenge Myself
on such a nation as this?

Zechariah 13:8-9

In the whole land—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
two-thirds will be cut off and die,
but a third will be left in it. 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.”

Jeremiah 6:27-30

I have appointed you to be an assayer among My people—
a refiner—
so you may know and assay their way of life. 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.read more.
They are called rejected silver,
for the Lord has rejected them.

Daniel 11:35

Some of the wise will fall so that they may be refined, purified, and cleansed until the time of the end, for it will still come at the appointed time.

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 3:2-4

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. And the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will please the Lord as in days of old and years gone by.

From Thematic Bible


Refining » Figurative » Of the corrective judgments of God

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.”

Isaiah 1:25

I will turn My hand against you
and will burn away your dross completely;
I will remove all your impurities.

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?

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.

Refining » The lord refining

Zechariah 13:7-9

Sword, awake against My shepherd, against the man who is My associate- the declaration of the Lord of Hosts. Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered; I will also turn My hand against the little ones. In the whole land- the Lord's declaration- two-thirds will be cut off and die, but a third will be left in it. 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: The Lord is our God."

Malachi 3:1-3

"See, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. Then the Lord you seek will suddenly come to His temple, the Messenger of the covenant you desire-see, He is coming," says the Lord of Hosts. 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.

Refining » Figurative » Of the purity of the word of God

Refining » Of gold

1 Chronicles 28:18

the weight of refined gold for the altar of incense; and the plans for the chariot of the gold cherubim that spread out their wings and cover the ark of the Lord’s covenant.

Refining » Of wine

Isaiah 25:6

The Lord of Hosts will prepare a feast
for all the peoples on this mountain
a feast of aged wine, choice meat, finely aged wine.

Refining » Of silver

1 Chronicles 29:4

100 tons of gold (gold of Ophir) and 250 tons of refined silver for overlaying the walls of the buildings,

Spiritual » Refining » The refining influence of afflictions

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.”

Isaiah 1:25

I will turn My hand against you
and will burn away your dross completely;
I will remove all your impurities.

Topics on Refining

Refining Influences Of Affliction

Isaiah 1:25

I will turn My hand against you
and will burn away your dross completely;
I will remove all your impurities.

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