1 Kings 3:23
New International Version
The king said, "This one says, 'My son is alive and your son is dead,' while that one says, 'No! Your son is dead and mine is alive.'"

New Living Translation
Then the king said, "Let's get the facts straight. Both of you claim the living child is yours, and each says that the dead one belongs to the other.

English Standard Version
Then the king said, “The one says, ‘This is my son that is alive, and your son is dead’; and the other says, ‘No; but your son is dead, and my son is the living one.’”

Berean Study Bible
Then the king replied, “This woman says, ‘My son is alive and yours is dead,’ but that woman says, ‘No, your son is dead and mine is alive.’”

New American Standard Bible
Then the king said, "The one says, 'This is my son who is living, and your son is the dead one'; and the other says, 'No! For your son is the dead one, and my son is the living one.'"

King James Bible
Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living.

Christian Standard Bible
The king replied, "This woman says, 'This is my son who is alive, and your son is dead,' but that woman says, 'No, your son is dead, and my son is alive.'"

Contemporary English Version
until finally he said, "Both of you say this live baby is yours.

Good News Translation
Then King Solomon said, "Each of you claims that the living child is hers and that the dead child belongs to the other one."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The king replied, "This woman says, 'This is my son who is alive, and your son is dead,' but that woman says, 'No, your son is dead, and my son is alive.'"

International Standard Version
The king said, "One of them claims, 'This living son is mine, and your son is the dead one' and the other claims 'No. Your son is the dead one and my son is the living one.'

NET Bible
The king said, "One says, 'My son is alive; your son is dead,' while the other says, 'No, your son is dead; my son is alive.'"

New Heart English Bible
Then the king said, "The one says, 'This is my son who lives, and your son is the dead;' and the other says, 'No; but your son is the dead one, and my son is the living one.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king said, "This one keeps saying, 'My son is alive-your son is dead,' and that one keeps saying, 'No! Your son is dead-my son is alive.'"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then said the king: 'The one saith: This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead; and the other saith: Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living.'

New American Standard 1977
Then the king said, “The one says, ‘This is my son who is living, and your son is the dead one’; and the other says, ‘No! For your son is the dead one, and my son is the living one.’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that is alive, and thy son is dead. And the other saith, No; but thy son is dead, and my son is alive.

King James 2000 Bible
Then said the king, The one says, This is my son that lives, and your son is dead: and the other says, Nay; but your son is dead, and my son is living.

American King James Version
Then said the king, The one said, This is my son that lives, and your son is the dead: and the other said, No; but your son is the dead, and my son is the living.

American Standard Version
Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then said the king: The one saith, My child is alive, and thy child is dead. And the other answereth: Nay, but thy child is dead, and mine liveth.

Darby Bible Translation
Then said the king, The one says, This that is living is my son, and thy son is the dead; and the other says, No, for thy son is the dead, and my son is the living.

English Revised Version
Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead; and the other saith, No; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living.

World English Bible
Then the king said, "The one says, 'This is my son who lives, and your son is the dead;' and the other says, 'No; but your son is the dead one, and my son is the living one.'"

Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith, 'This one saith, This is my son, the living, and thy son is the dead; and that one saith, Nay, but thy son is the dead, and my son the living.'
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Solomon Judges Wisely
22“No,” said the other woman, “the living one is my son and the dead one is your son.” But the first woman insisted, “No, the dead one is yours and the living one is mine.” So they argued before the king. 23Then the king replied, “This woman says, ‘My son is alive and yours is dead,’ but that woman says, ‘No, your son is dead and mine is alive.’” 24The king continued, “Bring me a sword.” So they brought him a sword,…
Cross References
1 Kings 3:22
"No," said the other woman, "the living one is my son and the dead one is your son." But the first woman insisted, "No, the dead one is yours and the living one is mine." So they argued before the king.

1 Kings 3:24
The king continued, "Bring me a sword." So they brought him a sword,

Treasury of Scripture

Then said the king, The one said, This is my son that lives, and your son is the dead: and the other said, No; but your son is the dead, and my son is the living.







Lexicon
Then the king
הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

replied,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“This
זֹ֣את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

woman says,
אֹמֶ֔רֶת (’ō·me·reṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

‘My son
בְּנִ֥י (bə·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

is alive
הַחַ֖י (ha·ḥay)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

and yours
וּבְנֵ֣ךְ (ū·ḇə·nêḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

is dead,’
הַמֵּ֑ת (ham·mêṯ)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill

but that
וְזֹ֤את (wə·zōṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

woman says,
אֹמֶ֙רֶת֙ (’ō·me·reṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

‘No,
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

your son
בְּנֵ֥ךְ (bə·nêḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

is dead
הַמֵּ֖ת (ham·mêṯ)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill

and mine
וּבְנִ֥י (ū·ḇə·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

is alive.’”
הֶחָֽי׃ (he·ḥāy)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life
Verse 23. - Then [promptly, without hesitation] said the king, The one saith [Heb. "this is saying," i.e., keeps saying] This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead; and the other saith, Nay, but thy son is the dead and my son is the living. 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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