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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; to free from impurities; to free from dross or alloy; to separate from extraneous matter; to purify; to defecate; as, to refine gold or silver; to refine iron; to refine wine or sugar.

2. (v. t.) To purify from what is gross, coarse, vulgar, inelegant, low, and the like; to make elegant or excellent; to polish; as, to refine the manners, the language, the style, the taste, the intellect, or the moral feelings.

3. (v. i.) To become pure; to be cleared of feculent matter.

4. (v. i.) To improve in accuracy, delicacy, or excellence.

5. (v. i.) To affect nicety or subtlety in thought or language.

Strong's Hebrew
2212. zaqaq -- to refine, purify
... zaqaq. 2213 . to refine, purify. Transliteration: zaqaq Phonetic Spelling:
(zaw-kak') Short Definition: refined. ... fine, pour down, purge, purify, refine. ...
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6884. tsaraph -- to smelt, refine, test
... 6883, 6884. tsaraph. 6885 . to smelt, refine, test. Transliteration: tsaraph
Phonetic Spelling: (tsaw-raf') Short Definition: goldsmith. Word Origin a prim ...
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6338. pazaz -- to be refined
... root Definition to be refined NASB Word Usage refined (1). refine. A primitive root;
to refine (gold) -- best (gold). 6337, 6338. pazaz. 6339 . ...
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The Providence of God
... Isaiah 10: God will be in no man's debt. He makes use of the wicked sometimes to
protect and shield his church; and sometimes to refine and purify it. ...
// body of divinity/14 the providence of god.htm

'Make the Tree Good'
... And my recipe is pictures and statues, and all that will refine the mind, and lift
the taste.' That is the popular gospel of this day, in a great many quarters ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture b/make the tree good.htm

Christ's Work of Destruction and Deliverance. Rev. John H. James.
... The theory which seeks to divest all that is said about the devil in Scripture of
everything like personality, and to refine it away into figurative ...
/.../the wesleyan methodist pulpit in malvern/christs work of destruction and.htm

The Boy Hugh
... If troubadours did not exactly "touch guitars," at least songsters tackled
verse-making and helped to refine the table manners of barons and retainers by ...
/.../ bishop of lincoln/chapter i the boy hugh.htm

Should Reply be Made?
... men and teachers in her communion, who deny the Incarnation, repudiate vicarious
sacrifice, make light of the story of the resurrection, and refine the risen ...
/.../concerning the assumptions of destructive criticism/ii should reply be made.htm

Books and Reading.
... Knowledge on almost any subject has a marked tendency to sharpen one's wits, to
refine his tastes, to ennoble his spirit, to improve his judgement, to ...
/.../judy/questionable amusements and worthy substitutes/vi books and reading.htm

Further Strictures on the Same Subject.
... in some gardened or seaside retreat; let him enlarge his expenses; let him carefully
seek the rarest delicacy of fatted fowls; let him refine his old wine: and ...
/.../tertullian/on repentance/chapter xi further strictures on the.htm

Meekness and Rest
... with our mother's milk. Culture and education refine these things slightly
but leave them basically untouched. A whole world of ...
// pursuit of god/ix meekness and rest.htm

A Blow at Self-Righteousness
... You would not state your opinion in so bold a manner; you would refine it, you would
gild it, you would disguise it, but it would come to the same thing after ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 7 1861/a blow at self-righteousness.htm

The Puritan Beginnings of the Church in virginia ---Its Decline ...
... They were chiefly "gentlemen" again, and goldsmiths, whose duty was to discover
and refine the quantities of gold that the stockholders in the enterprise were ...
/.../bacon/a history of american christianity/chapter v the puritan beginnings.htm

Refine (9 Occurrences)
... unmixed, or pure state; to free from impurities; to free from dross or alloy; to
separate from extraneous matter; to purify; to defecate; as, to refine gold or ...
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Refined (26 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (imp. & pp) of Refine. ... (YLT). Job 28:1 For there is
a mine for silver, and a place for gold which they refine. (See NIV). ...
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Refiner (10 Occurrences)
... re-fin'-er, re-fin'-ing: Two Hebrew words have been translated "refine": (1) tsaraph,
literally, to "fuse" (Zechariah 13:9 Isaiah 48:10 Malachi 3:2, 3, etc.). ...
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Refining (8 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Refine. Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia. REFINER; REFINING. re-fin'-er, re-fin'-ing ...
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Purify (39 Occurrences)
... Daniel 11:35 Some of those who are wise shall fall, to refine them, and to purify,
and to make them white, even to the time of the end; because it is yet for ...
/p/purify.htm - 19k

Try (84 Occurrences)
... the good. 2. (vt) To purify or refine, as metals; to melt out, and procure
in a pure state, as oil, tallow, lard, etc. 3. (vt) To ...
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Fine (184 Occurrences)
... tenths fine. 11. (superl.) (Used ironically.). 12. (v.) To make fine; to
refine; to purify, to clarify; as, to fine gold. 13. (v.) To ...
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Fining (2 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) That which is used to refine; especially, a preparation of isinglass, gelatin,
etc., for clarifying beer. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ...
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Test (105 Occurrences)
... some soluble barium salt. 8. (vt) To refine, as gold or silver, in a test,
or cupel; to subject to cupellation. 9. (vt) To put to ...
/t/test.htm - 35k

Refers (4 Occurrences)

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Judges 7:4
And Jehovah saith unto Gideon, 'Yet 'are' the people too many; bring them down unto the water, and I refine it for thee there; and it hath been, he of whom I say unto thee, This doth go with thee -- he doth go with thee; and any of whom I say unto thee, This doth not go with thee -- he doth not go.'

Job 28:1
"Surely there is a mine for silver, and a place for gold which they refine.

Job 36:27
When He doth diminish droppings of the waters, They refine rain according to its vapour,

Isaiah 1:25
And I turn back My hand upon thee, And I refine as purity thy dross, And I turn aside all thy tin,

Jeremiah 6:29
The bellows blow fiercely; the lead is consumed of the fire: in vain do they go on refining; for the wicked are not plucked away.

Jeremiah 9:7
Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts: behold, I will smelt them, and try them; for how else should I do, because of the daughter of My people?

Daniel 11:35
Some of those who are wise shall fall, to refine them, and to purify, and to make them white, even to the time of the end; because it is yet for the time appointed.

Zechariah 13:9
I will bring the third part into the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will test them like gold is tested. They will call on my name, and I will hear them. I will say,'It is my people;' and they will say,'Yahweh is my God.'"

Malachi 3:3
and he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver; and they shall offer to Yahweh offerings in righteousness.



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