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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 4324 dross
4324 dross

4324 dross

Impurities removed from molten metal during refining. In a spiritual sense, wicked people whom God removes in judgment, and also impurities in believers which are removed by discipline and trials.

God removes the wicked like dross

Ps 119:119 See also Isa 30:28; Jer 6:28-30; Eze 22:19-22

Dross as a metaphor for impurity in God’s people

Eze 22:18 See also Isa 1:21-23; Eze 24:11-13; Eze 36:25; Am 9:8-10; Jas 1:21

God purges the dross from his people

Isa 1:25-26 See also Pr 17:3; Pr 25:4; Da 12:10; Mal 3:2-3; 2Co 7:1; 1Pe 1:7

By the blood of Jesus Christ Zec 13:1; Heb 9:14; 1Jn 1:7

By the work of the Holy Spirit Eze 36:25-27; Mt 3:11-12 pp Lk 3:16-17

By testing and affliction Ps 66:10-12; Isa 48:10; Jer 9:7; Zec 13:9

See also

3233Holy Spirit & sanctification
4303metals
4345metalworkers
4351refining
5321furnace
5593trial
5979waste
6744sanctification
7416purification
8324purity
8832testing
9210judgment, God’s

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