More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the extract of the honeycomb.
Therefore I love your commandments more than gold, yes, more than pure gold.
Receive my instruction rather than silver; knowledge rather than choice gold.
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! Yes, to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to an obedient ear.
before the silver cord is severed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is broken at the spring, or the wheel broken at the cistern,
Song of Solomon 5:15
His legs are like pillars of marble set on sockets of fine gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.
The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, How are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!
How is the gold become dim! [how] is the most pure gold changed! The stones of the sanctuary are poured out at the head of every street.
Babylon has been a golden cup in Yahweh's hand, who made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunk of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.
The shapes of the locusts were like horses prepared for war. On their heads were something like golden crowns, and their faces were like people's faces.
I will make people more rare than fine gold, even a person than the pure gold of Ophir.
I will bring the third part into the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will test them like gold is tested. They will call on my name, and I will hear them. I will say, 'It is my people;' and they will say, 'Yahweh is my God.'"
But he knows the way that I take. When he has tried me, I shall come forth like gold.