New International Version
27 “I have made you a tester(A) of metals
and my people the ore,
that you may observe
and test their ways.
28 They are all hardened rebels,(B)
going about to slander.(C)
They are bronze and iron;(D)
they all act corruptly.
29 The bellows blow fiercely
to burn away the lead with fire,
but the refining(E) goes on in vain;
the wicked are not purged out.
30 They are called rejected silver,(F)
because the Lord has rejected them.”(G)