1 Kings 3:25
New International Version
He then gave an order: “Cut the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other.”

New Living Translation
Then he said, “Cut the living child in two, and give half to one woman and half to the other!”

English Standard Version
And the king said, “Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other.”

Berean Study Bible
and the king declared, “Cut the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other.”

King James Bible
And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.

New King James Version
And the king said, “Divide the living child in two, and give half to one, and half to the other.”

New American Standard Bible
And the king said, “Cut the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other.”

NASB 1995
The king said, “Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other.”

NASB 1977
And the king said, “Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other.”

Amplified Bible
Then the king said, “Cut the living child in two, and give half to the one [woman] and half to the other.”

Christian Standard Bible
And the king said, “Cut the living boy in two and give half to one and half to the other.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Solomon said, “Cut the living boy in two and give half to one and half to the other.”

American Standard Version
And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the King said: “Cut the living boy in two, and give half of him to one and a half to the other one.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the king said, Divide the live child, the suckling, in two; and give half of it to one, and half of it to the other.

Contemporary English Version
"Cut the baby in half! That way each of you can have part of him."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Divide, said he, the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.

English Revised Version
And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.

Good News Translation
he said, "Cut the living child in two and give each woman half of it."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
he said, "Cut the living child in two. Give half to the one and half to the other."

International Standard Version
"Divide the living child in two!" he ordered. "Give half to the one and half to the other."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king said: 'Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.'

Literal Standard Version
and the king says, “Cut the living child into two, and give half to one, and half to the other.”

NET Bible
The king then said, "Cut the living child in two, and give half to one and half to the other!"

New Heart English Bible
The king said, "Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other."

World English Bible
The king said, "Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other."

Young's Literal Translation
and the king saith, 'Cut the living child into two, and give the half to the one, and the half to the other.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon Judges Wisely
24The king continued, “Bring me a sword.” So they brought him a sword, 25and the king declared, “Cut the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other.” 26Then the woman whose son was alive spoke to the king because she yearned with compassion for her son. “Please, my lord,” she said, “give her the living baby. Do not kill him!” But the other woman said, “He will be neither mine nor yours. Cut him in two!”…

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

1 Kings 3:26
Then the woman whose son was alive spoke to the king because she yearned with compassion for her son. "Please, my lord," she said, "give her the living baby. Do not kill him!" But the other woman said, "He will be neither mine nor yours. Cut him in two!"


Treasury of Scripture

And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.

1 Kings 3:28
And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.

Proverbs 25:8
Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.









Verse 25. - And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other [Heb. one].

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

“Cut
גִּזְר֛וּ (giz·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 1504: To cut down, off, to destroy, divide, exclude, decide

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

child
הַיֶּ֥לֶד (hay·ye·leḏ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3206: Something born, a lad, offspring

in two
לִשְׁנָ֑יִם (liš·nā·yim)
Preposition-l | Number - md
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

and give
וּתְנ֤וּ (ū·ṯə·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

half
הַחֲצִי֙ (ha·ḥă·ṣî)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2677: The half, middle

to one
לְאַחַ֔ת (lə·’a·ḥaṯ)
Preposition-l | Number - feminine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

and half
הַחֲצִ֖י (ha·ḥă·ṣî)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2677: The half, middle

to the other.”
לְאֶחָֽת׃ (lə·’e·ḥāṯ)
Preposition-l | Number - feminine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first


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