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.
Darby Bible Translation
Take away the dross from the silver, and there cometh forth a vessel for the refiner:
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,
Proverbs 25:4 Parallel
A sermon (No. 2866) delivered on Thursday Evening, January 6th, 1876, by C.H. Spurgeon at The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country."--Proverbs 25:25. This is a text for summertime rather than for a winter's evening. It is only on one of our hottest summer days that we could fully appreciate the illustration here employed; we need to be parched with thirst to be able to feel the value of cold waters to quench our thirst. At the same …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Epistle Xlii. To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria.
The Ninth Commandment
As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable.
Like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross Are burning lips and a wicked heart.
"Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me; all of them are bronze and tin and iron and lead in the furnace; they are the dross of silver.
"But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap.
"He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the LORD offerings in righteousness.
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