New Living Translation
Remove the impurities from silver, and the sterling will be ready for the silversmith.
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,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
25:4 Take away - Then, and not 'till then it is fit for that use.
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No one can comprehend the height of heaven, the depth of the earth, or all that goes on in the king's mind!
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"Son of man, the people of Israel are the worthless slag that remains after silver is smelted. They are the dross that is left over--a useless mixture of copper, tin, iron, and lead.
"But who will be able to endure it when he comes? Who will be able to stand and face him when he appears? For he will be like a blazing fire that refines metal, or like a strong soap that bleaches clothes.
He will sit like a refiner of silver, burning away the dross. He will purify the Levites, refining them like gold and silver, so that they may once again offer acceptable sacrifices to the LORD.
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