if you seek it like silver and search for it like hidden treasure,
The words of the LORD are pure, like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times over.
How much better than gaining gold is the acquisition of wisdom, the attainment of wisdom better than silver!
Grab hold of my instruction in lieu of money and knowledge instead of the finest gold,
What the righteous person says is like precious silver; the thoughts of the wicked are compared to small things.
Look, I have refined you, but not like silver; I have purified you in the furnace of affliction.
like melting silver at the center of a furnace. When you've been melted from the center out, then you'll know that I am the LORD. I'll pour out my anger on you.'"
he will sit refining and purifying silver, purifying the descendants of Levi, refining them like gold and silver. Then they'll bring a righteous offering to the LORD.
And I will bring that surviving third through, testing them as if through fire, purifying them like silver, assaying them like gold. They will call on my name, and I will answer them. I will say, "This is my people,' and they will say, "The LORD is my God.'"
For you, God, tested us, to purify us like fine silver.
Your silver has become dross, your best wine is diluted with water.
They're called reject silver, because the LORD has rejected them.
"Son of Man, Israel has become like dross to me. All of them are like remnants of bronze, tin, iron, and lead in a furnace the dross left over from smelting silver.
When the silver cord is severed, the golden vessel is broken, the pitcher is shattered at the fountain, and the wheel is broken at the cistern,