REFINERS FIRE BURN IT ALL DOWN
Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. Behold, I have refined thee - This refers to the Jews in their afflictions and captivity in Babylon. It states one design which he had in view in these afflictions - to purify them. The word used here, and rendered 'refined' (צרף tsâraph), means properly to melt; to smelt metals.