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Proverbs 25:4

    Proverbs 25:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Take away the dross from the silver, And there cometh forth a vessel for the refiner:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    Take away the dross from the silver, And there cometh forth a vessel for the refiner:

    World English Bible

    Take away the dross from the silver, and material comes out for the refiner;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Take away the dross from the silver, and there cometh forth a vessel for the finer:

    Definitions for Proverbs 25:4

    Dross - Waste formed by melting metal.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 25:4

    Take away the dross from the silver - You cannot have a pure silver vessel till you have purified the silver; and no nation can have a king a public blessing till the wicked - all bad counsellors, wicked and interested ministers, and sycophants - are banished from the court and cabinet. When the wise and good only are the king's ministers and advisers, then the throne will be established in righteousness, and his administration be a universal blessing.