Look, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have purified you
He will act like a refiner and purifier of silver and will cleanse the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then they will offer the Lord a proper offering.
Who can endure the day of his coming? Who can keep standing when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire,
The fiery bellows of judgment burn fiercely. But there is too much dross to be removed.
Then I will bring the remaining third into the fire; I will refine them like silver is refined and will test them like gold is tested. They will call on my name and I will answer; I will say, ‘These are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”
and for the refined gold of the incense altar. He gave him
This includes 3,000 talents
The Lord’s words are absolutely reliable.
Many will be purified, made clean, and refined, but the wicked will go on being wicked. None of the wicked will understand, though the wise will understand.
Even some of the wise will stumble, resulting in their refinement, purification, and cleansing until the time of the end, for it is still for the appointed time.
His feet were like polished bronze
Therefore the Lord who rules over all says,
take my advice
The man among you who is by nature tender and sensitive will turn against his brother, his beloved wife, and his remaining children.
Everyone will be salted with fire.
Likewise, the most
The Lord who commands armies will hold a banquet for all the nations on this mountain.