Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer. Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.
When silver is melted, the dross or impurities rise to the surface. When the dross is removed, the silversmith has molten metal that is suitable for making jewelry. The dross here symbolizes wicked counselors in the king’s court. When they are removed, the kingdom is established on a righteous basis.