|New International Version (© 2011)|
Remove the dross from the silver, and a silversmith can produce a vessel;
King James Bible
Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.
American Standard Version
Take away the dross from the silver, And there cometh forth a vessel for the refiner:
Young's Literal Translation
Take away dross from silver, And a vessel for the refiner goeth forth,
Proverbs 25:4 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Take away the dross from the silver - You cannot have a pure silver vessel till you have purified the silver; and no nation can have a king a public blessing till the wicked - all bad counsellors, wicked and interested ministers, and sycophants - are banished from the court and cabinet. When the wise and good only are the king's ministers and advisers, then the throne will be established in righteousness, and his administration be a universal blessing.
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Proverbs 17:3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD tries the hearts.
Isaiah 1:25-27 And I will turn my hand on you, and purely purge away your dross, and take away all your tin...
Malachi 3:3 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...
2 Timothy 2:20,21 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor...
1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire...
Proverbs 25:4 Parallel CommentariesDross Forth Material Refiner Remove Silver Silversmith Silver-Worker Smith Vessel WasteDross Forth Material Refiner Remove Silver Silversmith Silver-Worker Smith Vessel WasteTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Proverbs 25:3 As the heavens are high and the earth is deep, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.
Proverbs 26:23 Like a coating of silver dross on earthenware are fervent lips with an evil heart.
Ezekiel 22:18 "Son of man, the people of Israel have become dross to me; all of them are the copper, tin, iron and lead left inside a furnace. They are but the dross of silver.
Malachi 3:2 But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner's fire or a launderer's soap.
Malachi 3:3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness,