Ezekiel 22:18
Good News Translation
"Mortal man, the Israelites are of no use to me. They are like waste metal--copper, tin, iron, and lead--left over after silver has been refined in a furnace.

Contemporary English Version
Ezekiel, son of man, I consider the people of Israel as worthless as the leftover metal in a furnace after silver has been purified.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Son of man, the house of Israel is become dross to me: all these are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace: they are become the dross of silver.

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Son of man, the house of Israel is become dross to me: all these are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace: they are become the dross of silver.

the house

Psalm 119:119 I have accounted all the sinners of the earth prevaricators: therefore have I loved thy testimonies.

Isaiah 1:22 Thy silver is turned into dross: thy wine is mingled with water.

Jeremiah 6:28-30 All these princes go out of the way, they walk deceitfully, they are brass and iron: they are all corrupted. . . .

brass

Ezekiel 22:20 As they gather silver, and brass, and tin, and iron, and lead in the midst of the furnace: that I may kindle a fire in it to melt it: so will I gather you together in my fury and in my wrath, and will take my rest, and I will melt you down.

Isaiah 48:4 For I knew that thou art stubborn, and thy neck is as an iron sinew, and thy forehead as brass.

Lamentations 4:1,2 Aleph. How is the gold become dim, the finest colour is changed, the stones of the sanctuary are scattered in the top of every street? . . .

in the midst

Proverbs 17:3 As silver is tried by fire, and gold in the furnace: so the Lord trieth the hearts.

Isaiah 31:9 And his strength shall pass away with dread, and his princes fleeing shall be afraid: the Lord hath said it, whose fire is in Sion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.

Isaiah 48:10 Behold I have refined thee, but not as silver, I have chosen thee in the furnace of poverty.

dross [heb] drosses

Context
The Refining Furnace
17And the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 18Son of man, the house of Israel is become dross to me: all these are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace: they are become the dross of silver.19Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Because you are all turned into dross, therefore behold I will gather you together in the midst of Jerusalem.…
Cross References
Psalm 119:119
I have accounted all the sinners of the earth prevaricators: therefore have I loved thy testimonies.

Proverbs 17:3
As silver is tried by fire, and gold in the furnace: so the Lord trieth the hearts.

Proverbs 25:4
Take away the rust from silver, and there shall come forth a most pure vessel:

Isaiah 1:22
Thy silver is turned into dross: thy wine is mingled with water.

Isaiah 48:10
Behold I have refined thee, but not as silver, I have chosen thee in the furnace of poverty.

Jeremiah 6:28
All these princes go out of the way, they walk deceitfully, they are brass and iron: they are all corrupted.

Lamentations 4:1
Aleph. How is the gold become dim, the finest colour is changed, the stones of the sanctuary are scattered in the top of every street?

Ezekiel 22:17
And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

Ezekiel 22:19
Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Because you are all turned into dross, therefore behold I will gather you together in the midst of Jerusalem.

Daniel 3:6
But if any man shall not fall down and adore, he shall the same hour be cast into a furnace of burning fire.

Additional Translations
“Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me. All of them are copper, tin, iron, and lead inside the furnace; they are but the dross of silver.Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the middle of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver.

Son of man, the house of Israel is become dross unto me: all of them are brass and tin and iron and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are the dross of silver.

Son of man, behold, the house of Israel are all become to me as it were mixed with brass, and iron, and tin, and lead; they are mixed up in the midst of the silver.

Son of man, the house of Israel is become dross to me: they are all copper, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace: they are become the dross of silver.

Son of man, the house of Israel is become dross unto me: all of them are brass and tin and iron and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are the dross of silver.

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.

Son of man, the house of Israel is become dross to me: all of them are brass and tin and iron and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are the dross of silver.

The house of Israel hath been to Me for dross, All of them are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, In the midst of a furnace -- dross hath silver been,
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