8 God sends perverse ways to a perverse man; but as for the pure, his work is right.
11 He who loves pureness of heart, through the grace of his lips, the king shall be his friend.
3 Who shall ascend to the hill of the LORD? Or who shall stand in his holy place?
4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood, nor sworn deceitfully.
5 He shall receive blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone, my steps had almost slipped.
26 With the pure you will show yourself pure and with the perverse you will show yourself contrary.
26 The thoughts of the unrighteous are detestable (foul, disgusting), to the LORD, but the words of the pure are pleasant words.3 [No one is righteous before being purified, for we, through the Spirit, by faith, patiently wait for the hope of righteousness. Gal 5:5. We persistently and patiently wait in humble silence for the Spirit by grace to teach us how to live righteously, Tit 2:11-12, and for the Spirit to destroy of sinful nature, including our carnal mind. From the Word of the Lord within: "Your thoughts are not my thoughts. At best your thoughts are a vain hiss. The mind is a terrible thing. The mind is not subject to the law, nor can it be. We labor with a cursed mind for the carnal mind is neither subject to the law of God, nor can it be; that which is in the enmity must die. All thoughts must be rejected. There is a blessing to make the cessation of the mind permanent. Let us be patient. We must grow in silence. You must go on waiting, watching, and listening; then our hearts will be quiet by grace. Great will be your peace if you continue faithfully. You will receive a new heart and mind. Grow up into the mind of Christ, from which all good thoughts proceed."]
10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly. And none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.2
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25 And I will turn my hand upon you, and purely purge away your dross, and take away all your tin.