If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hid treasures;
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tested in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is of little worth.
Behold, I have refined you, but not with silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.
As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall you be melted in its midst; and you shall know that I the LORD have poured out my fury upon you.
And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and 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 bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will test them as gold is tested: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, They are my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
For you, O God, have proved us: you have tried us, as silver is tried.
Your silver has become dross, your wine mixed with water:
Rejected silver shall men call them, because the LORD has rejected them.
Son of man, the house of Israel has to me become dross: all they are bronze, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver.
Before the silver cord is loosed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.