1 Kings 3:27
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New International Version
Then the king gave his ruling: "Give the living baby to the first woman. Do not kill him; she is his mother."

New Living Translation
Then the king said, "Do not kill the child, but give him to the woman who wants him to live, for she is his mother!"

English Standard Version
Then the king answered and said, “Give the living child to the first woman, and by no means put him to death; she is his mother.”

New American Standard Bible
Then the king said, "Give the first woman the living child, and by no means kill him. She is his mother."

King James Bible
Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The king responded, "Give the living baby to the first woman, and don't kill him. She is his mother."

International Standard Version
The king announced his decision: "Give the living child to the first woman. Don't kill him. She is his mother."

NET Bible
The king responded, "Give the first woman the living child; don't kill him. She is the mother."

New Heart English Bible
Then the king answered, "Give her the living child, and in no way kill it. She is its mother."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king replied, "Give the living child to the first woman. Don't kill him. She is his mother."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then the king answered and said: 'Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.'

New American Standard 1977
Then the king answered and said, “Give the first woman the living child, and by no means kill him. She is his mother.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it, for she is its mother.

King James 2000 Bible
Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and by no means slay it: she is the mother of it.

American King James Version
Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.

American Standard Version
Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The king answered, and said: Give the living child to this woman, and let it not be killed, for she is the mother thereof.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king answered and said, Give this one the living child, and in no wise put it to death: she is its mother.

English Revised Version
Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother of it.

World English Bible
Then the king answered, "Give her the living child, and in no way kill it. She is its mother."

Young's Literal Translation
And the king answereth and saith, 'Give ye to her the living child, and put it not at all to death; she is its mother.'
Study Bible
Solomon Judges Wisely
26Then the woman whose child was the living one spoke to the king, for she was deeply stirred over her son and said, "Oh, my lord, give her the living child, and by no means kill him." But the other said, "He shall be neither mine nor yours; divide him!" 27Then the king said, "Give the first woman the living child, and by no means kill him. She is his mother." 28When all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had handed down, they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer justice.…
Cross References
1 Kings 3:26
Then the woman whose child was the living one spoke to the king, for she was deeply stirred over her son and said, "Oh, my lord, give her the living child, and by no means kill him." But the other said, "He shall be neither mine nor yours; divide him!"

1 Kings 3:28
When all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had handed down, they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer justice.
Treasury of Scripture

Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.

Verse 27. - Then the king answered and said [He simply echoes the exact words of the mother. This is clear from the fact that the word יָלוּד - natus, "the one born," here and in ver. 26 rendered "child," is a very unusual one], Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it [The LXX., which reads "Give the child to her who said, Give it to her," etc., obscures the evidently designed repetition] she is the mother thereof [Heb. she, his mother]. Then the king answered and said, give her the living child,

and in no wise slay it,.... That is, to her who desired it might not be slain, but rather be given to her who had no right to it:

she is the mother thereof; which might be strongly concluded from her compassion for it, her eagerness and earnestness to have its life spared, and from the indifference of the other, yea, from her cruelty and barbarity in moving to have it divided. 3:16-28 An instance of Solomon's wisdom is given. Notice the difficulty of the case. To find out the true mother, he could not try which the child loved best, and therefore tried which loved the child best: the mother's sincerity will be tried, when the child is in danger. Let parents show their love to their children, especially by taking care of their souls, and snatching them as brands out of the burning. By this and other instances of the wisdom with which God endued him, Solomon had great reputation among his people. This was better to him than weapons of war; for this he was both feared and loved.
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