'Refine' in the Bible
"There are still too many soldiers," the LORD told Gideon. "Bring them down to the water and I'll refine them for you there. Therefore when I say to you, "This one will be going with you,' he'll go with you, but no one may go about whom I tell you, "This one won't be going with you.'"
Surely there is for silver a source, And a place for the gold they refine;
When He doth diminish droppings of the waters, They refine rain according to its vapour,
When you probe my heart, and examine me at night; when you refine me, you will find nothing wrong, for I have determined that I will not transgress with my mouth.
When I turn my attention to you, I'll refine your dross as in a furnace. I'll remove all your alloy.
Therefore, this is what the Lord of Hosts says: I am about to refine them and test them, for what else can I do because of My dear people?
"Some of those who have insight will fall, in order to refine, purge and make them pure until the end time; because it is still to come at the appointed time.
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.
He will be like a refiner and purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver. Then they will present offerings to the Lord in righteousness.
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