Jeremiah 6:27-30 NIV

27 "I have made you a tester1 of metals and my people the ore, that you may observe and test their ways.

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28 They are all hardened rebels,2 going about to slander.3 They are bronze and iron;4 they all act corruptly.

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29 The bellows blow fiercely to burn away the lead with fire, but the refining5 goes on in vain; the wicked are not purged out.

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30 They are called rejected silver,6 because the LORD has rejected them."7

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