Then the word of the LORD came to me:
"Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross1 to me; all of them are the copper, tin, iron and lead left inside a furnace.2 They are but the dross of silver.319
Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: 'Because you have all become dross,4 I will gather you into Jerusalem.
As men gather silver, copper, iron, lead and tin into a furnace to melt it with a fiery blast, so will I gather you in my anger and my wrath and put you inside the city and melt you.521
I will gather you and I will blow6 on you with my fiery wrath, and you will be melted inside her.722
As silver is melted8 in a furnace, so you will be melted inside her, and you will know that I the LORD have poured out my wrath9 upon you.' "10