The words of Jehovah are pure words, silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Thy word is exceeding pure, and thy servant loveth it.
For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.
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.
The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones; the sycamore trees are cut down, but we will replace them with cedars.
And he having been called, Tertullus began to accuse, saying, Seeing we enjoy great peace through thee, and that excellent measures are executed for this nation by thy forethought,
I know thy works, and love, and faith, and service, and thine endurance, and thy last works to be more than the first.