New International Version
And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold 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.
Darby Bible Translation
The words of Jehovah are pure words, silver tried in the 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.
Psalm 12:6 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The words of the Lord are pure words - None of his promises shall fall to the ground; the salvation which he has promised shall be communicated.
Silver tried in a furnace of earth - A refer ence to the purification of silver by the cupel. This is a sort of instrument used in the purification of silver. It may be formed out of a strong iron ring or hoop, adjusted in width and depth to the quantum of silver to be purified, and rammed full of well pulverized calcined bone. The metal to be purified must be mingled with lead, and laid on the cupel, and exposed to a strong heat in an air furnace. The impurities of the metal will be partly absorbed, and partly thrown off in fume. The metal will continue in a state of agitation till all the impurities are thrown off; it will then become perfectly still, no more motion appearing, which is the token that the process is completed, or, according to the words of the text, is seven times, that is, perfectly purified.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Pharisee and the Publican
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself; God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the Publican, standing afar off would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.-- Luke, xviii. 10-13. In the beginning …
John Bunyan—The Pharisee And Publican
2 Samuel 22:31
"As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD's word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.
As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD's word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.
The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.
Pay back into the laps of our neighbors seven times the contempt they have hurled at you, Lord.
Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.
"Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
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