“And the priest shall take cedarwood and hyssop and scarlet yarn, and throw them into the fire burning the heifer.”
Cedar H730: a cedar tree from the tenacity of its roots; from H729: to be firm.
Wood 6086: a tree from its firmness; staff; from H6095: to fasten or make firm; shut.
“… And for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.”
“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.”
1 Peter 4:12-13
“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.”
“And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”
“In the whole land, declares the LORD, two thirds shall be cut off and perish, and one third shall be left alive. And I will put this third into the fire, and refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested. They will call upon my name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘They are my people’; and they will say, ‘The LORD is my God.’”
Hyssop H231: (of foreign derivation).
“Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.”
“Take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and touch the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. None of you shall go out of the door of his house until the morning.”
“He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of the wall. …”
1 Kings 4:33
“If she is a wall, we will build on her a battlement of silver, but if she is a door, we will enclose her with boards of cedar.”
Song of Solomon 8:9
Scarlet H8144: crimson; the insect or its color; stuff dyed with it; scarlet thread.
“I have trodden the winepress alone, and from the peoples no one was with me; I trod them in my anger and trampled them in my wrath; their lifeblood spattered on my garments, and stained all my apparel.”
“Behold, when we come into the land, you shall tie this scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down, and you shall gather into your house your father and mother, your brothers, and all your father’s household.”
“The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt.”
(And) H8438: a maggot (as voracious), the crimson grub; scarlet worm; from H3216: devour.
“how much less man, who is a maggot, and the son of man, who is a worm!”
“Your pomp is brought down to Sheol, the sound of your harps; maggots are laid as a bed beneath you, and worms are your covers.”
Throw H7993: cast away
Into (the midst) H8432: to sever; a bisection.
“I will turn my hand against you and will smelt away your dross as with lye and remove all your alloy.”
“And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.”
“But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap.”
The fire burning the heifer.
“The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.”
2 Peter 3:9-13