They are more desirable than gold—
than an abundance of pure gold;
and sweeter than honey,
which comes from the honeycomb.
Since I love Your commands
more than gold, even the purest gold,
Accept my instruction instead of silver,
and knowledge rather than pure gold.
how much better it is than gold!
And get understanding—
it is preferable to silver.
A wise correction to a receptive ear
is like a gold ring or an ornament of gold.
before the silver cord is snapped,
and the gold bowl is broken,
and the jar is shattered at the spring,
and the wheel is broken into the well;
Song of Solomon 5:15
His legs are alabaster pillars
set on pedestals of pure gold.
His presence is like Lebanon,
as majestic as the cedars.
?BetZion’s precious people—
once worth their weight in pure gold—
how they are regarded as clay jars,
the work of a potter’s hands!
?AlefHow the gold has become tarnished,
the fine gold become dull!
The stones of the temple lie scattered
at the corner of every street.
Babylon was a gold cup in the Lord’s hand,
making the whole earth drunk.
The nations drank her wine;
therefore, the nations go mad.
The appearance of the locusts was like horses equipped for battle. Something like gold crowns was on their heads; their faces were like men’s faces;
I will make man scarcer than gold,
and mankind more rare than the gold of Ophir.
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.”
Yet He knows the way I have taken;
when He has tested me, I will emerge as pure gold.