Jeremiah 6:28-30

28 a  They are all stubbornly rebellious,
b  going about with slanders;
they are c  bronze and iron;
all of them act corruptly.
29The d  bellows blow fiercely;
the lead is consumed by the fire;
e  in vain the refining goes on,
for the wicked are not removed.
30 f  Rejected silver they are called,
for the  Lord has rejected them.”

Ezekiel 22:17-22

17And the word of the  Lord came to me: 18 g  Son of man, the house of Israel has become h  dross to me; all of them are i  bronze and tin and iron and lead in the furnace; they are j  dross of silver. 19Therefore thus says the Lord  God: Because you have all become dross, therefore, behold, I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem. 20As one gathers silver and bronze and iron and lead and tin into a furnace, k  to blow the fire on it in order to melt it, so I will gather you l  in my anger and in my wrath, and I will put you in and melt you. 21I will gather you and blow on you with the fire of my wrath, and you shall be melted in the midst of it. 22As silver is melted in a furnace, so you shall be melted in the midst of it, and you shall know that I am the  Lord; m  I have poured out my wrath upon you.”

Ezekiel 24:13

13On account of your unclean lewdness, because I would have cleansed you and you were not cleansed from your uncleanness, n  you shall not be cleansed anymore till o  I have satisfied my fury upon you.

Amos 4:6

Israel Has Not Returned to the  Lord

6 “I gave you cleanness of teeth in all your cities,
and p  lack of bread in all your places,
q  yet you did not return to me,”

declares the  Lord.

Revelation of John 9:20

20The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, r  did not repent of s  the works of their hands nor give up worshiping t  demons u  and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk,
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