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 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 little worth.
Behold, I have refined thee, but not with 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 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 try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD 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 mixed with water:
Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD hath rejected them.
Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver.
Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.