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Malachi 3:3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the descendants of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, until they present offerings to the Lord in righteousness.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Malachi 3:3 Or right offerings to the Lord
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Isaiah 1:25 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

25 I will turn my hand against you;
    I will smelt away your dross as with lye
    and remove all your alloy.

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Proverbs 17:3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold,
    but the Lord tests the heart.

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Daniel 12:10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 Many shall be purified, cleansed, and refined, but the wicked shall continue to act wickedly. None of the wicked shall understand, but those who are wise shall understand.

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Hebrews 12:10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share his holiness.

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Titus 2:14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

14 He it is who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds.

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Ephesians 5:26-27 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

26 in order to make her holy by cleansing her with the washing of water by the word, 27 so as to present the church to himself in splendor, without a spot or wrinkle or anything of the kind—yes, so that she may be holy and without blemish.

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Romans 12:1 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The New Life in Christ

12 I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters,[a] by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual[b] worship.

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 12:1 Gk brothers
  2. Romans 12:1 Or reasonable
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John 4:23-24 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship him. 24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

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Zechariah 13:9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

And I will put this third into the fire,
    refine them as one refines silver,
    and test them as gold is tested.
They will call on my name,
    and I will answer them.
I will say, “They are my people”;
    and they will say, “The Lord is our God.”

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Revelation 3:18 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 Therefore I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire so that you may be rich; and white robes to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nakedness from being seen; and salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.

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1 Peter 2:9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people,[a] in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 2:9 Gk a people for his possession
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Luke 3:16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with[a] the Holy Spirit and fire.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 3:16 Or in
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Psalm 66:10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 For you, O God, have tested us;
    you have tried us as silver is tried.

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Psalm 4:5 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Offer right sacrifices,
    and put your trust in the Lord.

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Revelation 1:6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

and made[a] us to be a kingdom, priests serving[b] his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 1:6 Gk and he made
  2. Revelation 1:6 Gk priests to
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1 Peter 4:12-13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Suffering as a Christian

12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed.

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1 Peter 2:5 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

like living stones, let yourselves be built[a] into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 2:5 Or you yourselves are being built
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1 Peter 1:7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

so that the genuineness of your faith—being more precious than gold that, though perishable, is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

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Hebrews 13:15-16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

15 Through him, then, let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name. 16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

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2 Timothy 4:6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

As for me, I am already being poured out as a libation, and the time of my departure has come.

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Philippians 4:18 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 I have been paid in full and have more than enough; I am fully satisfied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.

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