"Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me; all of them are bronze and tin and iron and lead in the furnace; they are the dross of silver.
"Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Because all of you have become dross, therefore, behold, I am going to gather you into the midst of Jerusalem.
'As they gather silver and bronze and iron and lead and tin into the furnace to blow fire on it in order to melt [it], so I will gather [you] in My anger and in My wrath and I will lay you [there] and melt you.
'I will gather you and blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and you will be melted in the midst of it.
'As silver is melted in the furnace, so you will be melted in the midst of it; and you will know that I, the LORD, have poured out My wrath on you.'"