Psalm 12:6
New International Version
And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.

New Living Translation
The LORD's promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over.

English Standard Version
The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.

Berean Study Bible
The words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace, like gold purified sevenfold.

New American Standard Bible
The words of the LORD are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.

King James Bible
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Christian Standard Bible
The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times.

Contemporary English Version
Our LORD, you are true to your promises, and your word is like silver heated seven times in a fiery furnace.

Good News Translation
The promises of the LORD can be trusted; they are as genuine as silver refined seven times in the furnace.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times.

International Standard Version
The words of the LORD are pure, like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times over.

NET Bible
The LORD's words are absolutely reliable. They are as untainted as silver purified in a furnace on the ground, where it is thoroughly refined.

New Heart English Bible
The words of the LORD are flawless words, as silver refined in a clay furnace, purified seven times.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The words of Lord Jehovah are pure words, choice silver in a furnace in the Earth, and purified each by seven.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The promises of the LORD are pure, like silver refined in a furnace and purified seven times.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The words of the LORD are pure words, As silver tried in a crucible on the earth, refined seven times.

New American Standard 1977
The words of the LORD are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

King James 2000 Bible
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tested in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

American King James Version
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

American Standard Version
The words of Jehovah are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, Purified seven times.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The oracles of the Lord are pure oracles; as silver tried in the fire, proved in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried by the fire, purged from the earth refined seven times.

Darby Bible Translation
The words of Jehovah are pure words, silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times.

English Revised Version
The words of the LORD are pure words; as silver tried in a furnace on the earth, purified seven times.

Webster's Bible Translation
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

World English Bible
The words of Yahweh are flawless words, as silver refined in a clay furnace, purified seven times.

Young's Literal Translation
Sayings of Jehovah are pure sayings; Silver tried in a furnace of earth refined sevenfold.
Study Bible
The Godly are No More
5“For the cause of the oppressed and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise,” says the LORD. “I will bring safety to him who yearns.” 6The words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace, like gold purified sevenfold. 7You, O LORD, will keep us; You will forever guard us from this generation.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 22:31
As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.

Psalm 18:30
As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.

Psalm 19:8
The precepts of the LORD are right, bringing joy to the heart; the commandments of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.

Psalm 19:10
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.

Psalm 79:12
Pay back into the laps of our neighbors sevenfold the reproach they hurled at You, O Lord.

Psalm 119:140
Your promise is completely pure; therefore Your servant loves it.

Proverbs 30:5
Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.

Treasury of Scripture

The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

words

Psalm 18:30
As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

Psalm 19:8
The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Psalm 119:140
Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

as silver

Psalm 66:10
For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.







Lexicon
The words
אִֽמֲר֣וֹת (’i·mă·rō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 565: Utterance, speech, word

of the LORD
יְהוָה֮ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

are flawless,
טְהֹ֫ר֥וֹת (ṭə·hō·rō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2889: Clean, pure

like silver
כֶּ֣סֶף (ke·sep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3701: Silver, money

refined
צָ֭רוּף (ṣā·rūp̄)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6884: To smelt, refine, test

in a furnace,
בַּעֲלִ֣יל (ba·‘ă·lîl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5948: Perhaps furnace, crucible

like gold
לָאָ֑רֶץ (lā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

purified
מְ֝זֻקָּ֗ק (mə·zuq·qāq)
Verb - Pual - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2212: To strain, extract, clarify

sevenfold.
שִׁבְעָתָֽיִם׃ (šiḇ·‘ā·ṯā·yim)
Number - fd
Strong's Hebrew 7659: Sevenfold, seven times
(6) As silver.--This solemn promise of Jehovah may be relied on, for His words are not like those of deceitful men--alloyed with self and falsehood--but are pure as silver seven times smelted.

In a furnace.--Either a "workshop" or a "crucible," according as derived.

Of earth.--These words are difficult; they must mean either in earth, referring to the ashes in which the smelted silver falls, or as to earth, i.e., as to the alloy, or as we say, purified of the alloy.

But erets is never else used for the material, earth, and Hitzig's emendation, rats = bar, or piece (Psalm 68:30), "melted into a bar from the crucible," is almost convincing in its simplicity and aptness.

Verse 6. - The words of the Lord are pure words. There is no base alloy in them: therefore they may be trusted. What God promises, he will perform. As silver tried in a furnace of earth; rather, perhaps, silver assayed in a crucible on earth (Kay). Purified seven times (comp. Psalm 18:30; Psalm 19:8; Psalm 119:140; Proverbs 30:5). 12:1-8 The psalmist begs help of God, because there were none among men whom he durst trust. - This psalm furnishes good thoughts for bad times; a man may comfort himself with such meditations and prayers. Let us see what makes the times bad, and when they may be said to be so. Ask the children of this world, What makes the times bad? they will tell you, Scarcity of money, decay of trade, and the desolations of war, make the times bad: but the Scripture lays the badness of the times on causes of another nature, 2Ti 3:1, c.: perilous times shall come, for sin shall abound; and of this David complains. When piety decays times really are bad. He who made man's mouth will call him to an account for his proud, profane, dissembling, or even useless words. When the poor and needy are oppressed, then the times are very bad. God himself takes notice of the oppression of the poor, and the sighing of the needy. When wickedness abounds, and is countenanced by those in authority, then the times are very bad. See with what good things we are here furnished for such bad times; and we cannot tell what times we may be reserved for. 1. We have a God to go to, from whom we may ask and expect the redress of all our grievances. 2. God will certainly punish and restrain false and proud men. 3. God will work deliverance for his oppressed people. His help is given in the fittest time. Though men are false, God is faithful; though they are not to be trusted, God is. The preciousness of God's word is compared to silver refined to the highest degree. How many proofs have been given of its power and truth! God will secure his chosen remnant, however bad the times are. As long as the world stands, there will be a generation of proud and wicked men. But all God's people are put into the hands of Christ our Saviour; there they are in safety, for none can pluck them thence; being built on Him, the Rock, they are safe, notwithstanding temptation or persecution come with ever so much force upon them.
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