Proverbs 25:4

4 Take away 1the dross from the silver, and 2the smith has material for a vessel;

Proverbs 25:4 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 25:4

Take away the dross from the silver
By putting it into the furnace, and purging it from it: and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer;
not out of the furnace, a vessel formed and shaped, but pure silver shall come out of it for the refiner; of which a vessel may be made, very honourable, beautiful, and fit for use: the application of it is in ( Proverbs 25:5 ) .

Proverbs 25:4 In-Context

2 It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.
3 As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the heart of kings is unsearchable.
4 Take away the dross from the silver, and the smith has material for a vessel;
5 take away the wicked from the presence of the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness.
6 Do not put yourself forward in the king's presence or stand in the place of the great,

Cross References 2

  • 1. [Ezekiel 22:18; 2 Timothy 2:20, 21]
  • 2. [Malachi 3:2, 3]
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