Proverbs 25:4
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New International Version
Remove the dross from the silver, and a silversmith can produce a vessel;

New Living Translation
Remove the impurities from silver, and the sterling will be ready for the silversmith.

English Standard Version
Take away the dross from the silver, and the smith has material for a vessel;

New American Standard Bible
Take away the dross from the silver, And there comes out a vessel for the smith;

King James Bible
Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Remove impurities from silver, and a vessel will be produced for a silversmith.

International Standard Version
Purge the dross from the silver, and material for a vessel comes forth for the silversmith.

NET Bible
Remove the dross from the silver, and material for the silversmith will emerge;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Select dross from silver so that a pure item may come forth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Take the impurities out of silver, and a vessel is ready for the silversmith to mold.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Take away the dross from the silver, and a vessel shall come forth for the finer.

King James 2000 Bible
Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the refiner.

American King James Version
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:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take away the rust from silver, and there shall come forth a most pure vessel:

Darby Bible Translation
Take away the dross from the silver, and there cometh forth a vessel for the refiner:

English Revised Version
Take away the dross from the silver, and there cometh forth a vessel for the finer:

Webster's Bible Translation
Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.

World English Bible
Take away the dross from the silver, and material comes out for the refiner;

Young's Literal Translation
Take away dross from silver, And a vessel for the refiner goeth forth,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

25:1-3 God needs not search into any thing; nothing can be hid from him. But it is the honour of rulers to search out matters, to bring to light hidden works of darkness. 4,5. For a prince to suppress vice, and reform his people, is the best way to support his government. 6,7. Religion teaches us humility and self-denial. He who has seen the glory of the Lord in Christ Jesus, will feel his own unworthiness. 8-10. To be hasty in beginning strife, will bring into difficulties. War must at length end, and might better be prevented. It is so in private quarrels; do all thou canst to settle the matter. 11,12. A word of counsel, or reproof, rightly spoken, is especially beautiful, as fine fruit becomes still more beautiful in silver baskets. 13. See what ought to be the aim of him that is trusted with any business; to be faithful. A faithful minister, Christ's messenger, should be thus acceptable to us. 14. He who pretends to have received or given that which he never had, is like the morning cloud, that disappoints those who look for rain. 15. Be patient to bear a present hurt. Be mild to speak without passion; for persuasive language is the most effectual to prevail over the hardened mind. 16. God has given us leave to use grateful things, but we are cautioned against excess.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 4, 5. - A tetrastich in an emblematical form. Verse 4. - Take away the dross from the silver. Silver was most extensively used by the Hebrews (see 'Dictionary of the Bible,' sub voc.), whether obtained from native mines or imported from foreign countries, and the process of separating the ore from the extraneous matters mixed with it was well known (Psalm 12:6; Ezekiel 22:20, etc.; see on Proverbs 17:3). And there shall come forth a vessel for the finer (tsaraph); the goldsmith. The pure silver is ready for the artist s work, who from this material can make a beautiful vessel. Septuagint, "Beat untested silver, and all shall be made entirely pure," where the allusion is to the process of reducing minerals by lamination.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Take away the dross from the silver,.... By putting it into the furnace, and purging it from it:

and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer; not out of the furnace, a vessel formed and shaped, but pure silver shall come out of it for the refiner; of which a vessel may be made, very honourable, beautiful, and fit for use: the application of it is in Proverbs 25:5.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4, 5. As separating impurities from ore leaves pure silver, so taking from a king wicked counsellors leaves a wise and beneficent government.

Proverbs 25:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
More Proverbs of Solomon
3As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable. 4Take away the dross from the silver, And there comes out a vessel for the smith; 5Take away the wicked before the king, And his throne will be established in righteousness.…
Cross References
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,
Treasury of Scripture

Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.

Proverbs 17:3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD …

Isaiah 1:25-27 And I will turn my hand on you, and purely purge away your dross, …

Malachi 3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall …

2 Timothy 2:20,21 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, …

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold …

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