Proverbs 25:4

“Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Take away the drosse from the siluer, and there shall come foorth a vessell for the finer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Take away the dross from the silver, And there comes out a vessel for the smith;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Take away the dross from the silver, And there cometh forth a vessel for the refiner:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Take away the waste from silver, and a vessel will come out for the silver-worker.
- Basic English Bible

Take away the dross from the silver, and there cometh forth a vessel for the refiner:
- Darby Bible

Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.
- Webster's Bible

Take away the dross from the silver, and material comes out for the refiner;
- World English Bible

Take away dross from silver, And a vessel for the refiner goeth forth,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Take away the dross from the silver, and there cometh forth a vessel for the refiner;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 25:4


25:4 Take away - Then, and not 'till then it is fit for that use.


Discussion for Proverbs 25

  • Mr. Smith
    The "unfaithful man" in vs 19 speaks of the "old self/man" that Paul refers to in Eph 4:22-24. He is the "sense ruled" man. A person that only trusts in and relies on that which he can experience with the five senses will be unproductive (like a broken tooth or foot out of joint) and will have no rule over his spirit (vs 28). When a man rules his spirit, all things are possible.
  • Irene123
    Pro. 25:5 - Oh, that it could be so!!!
  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that a mild reply can soften one's demeanor. Speaking in a harsh way can cause one to harden themselves.
  • Rodion Ponomariev
    Chapter 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
  • Timk
    Proverbs 25:2, along with Pa7ls admission to Timothy to study the scriptures is what drives me to find the truths of Gods word. I want to become a "king"
  • Margaret mbyru
    This is one of my favorite verses in the bible. I love because it always reminds me of how important it is to remain pure in heart. It also keeps reminding me for God to use me purification is not a matter of choice. God uses the vessel that's purified and ready to be used

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