if thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hidden treasures:
The words of Jehovah are pure words, silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times.
How much better is it to get wisdom than fine gold, and the getting of intelligence to be preferred to silver!
Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold:
The tongue of the righteous man is as choice silver; the heart of the wicked is little worth.
Behold, I have refined thee, but not as silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall ye be melted in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I Jehovah have poured out my fury upon you.
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.
And I will bring the third part into the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried. They shall call on my name, and I will answer them: I will say, It is my people; and they shall say, Jehovah is my God.
For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.
Thy silver is become dross, thy wine is mixed with water:
Reprobate silver shall they call them, for Jehovah hath rejected them.
Son of man, the house of Israel is become dross to me: they are all copper, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace: they are become the dross of silver.
before the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be shattered at the fountain, or the wheel be broken at the cistern;