Interlude: Where Wisdom Is Found

28 There is a mine for silver
    and a place where gold is refined.(A)

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And the words of the Lord are flawless,(A)
    like silver purified(B) in a crucible,(C)
    like gold[a] refined seven times.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 12:6 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text earth

These have come so that the proven genuineness(A) of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire(B)—may result in praise, glory and honor(C) when Jesus Christ is revealed.(D)

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18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire,(A) so you can become rich; and white clothes(B) to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness;(C) and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.

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