Proverbs 25:4

4 Remove the dross from the silver, and a silversmith can produce a vessel;

Read Proverbs 25:4 Using Other Translations

Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.
Take away the dross from the silver, and the smith has material for a vessel;
Remove the impurities from silver, and the sterling will be ready for the silversmith.

What does Proverbs 25:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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 ) .

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