21 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but people are tested by their praise.

Read Proverbs 27:21 Using Other Translations

As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.
The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and a man is tested by his praise.
Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but a person is tested by being praised.