if thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hid treasures,
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
How much better is it to acquire wisdom than gold! and to acquire understanding is worth more than silver!
Receive my chastening and not silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold.
The tongue of the just is as choice silver, but the understanding of the wicked is worth little.
Behold, I have refined thee, and 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 the LORD have poured out my fury upon you.
And he shall sit to refine and to purify the silver: for he shall purify the sons of Levi and purge them as gold and silver that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
And I will put the third part into the fire and will refine them as silver is refined and will try them as gold is tried; He shall call on my name, and I will hear him; I will say, My people, and he shall say, The LORD is my God.
For thou, O God, hast proved us; thou hast refined us as silver is refined.
Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:
Reprobate silver shall men call them because the LORD has rejected them.
Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross; they are all brass and tin and iron and lead in the midst of the furnace; they are become the dross of silver.
before the silver chain is broken, and the golden bowl is broken, and the pitcher is broken at the fountain, and the wheel is broken at the cistern;