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.”

New American Standard Bible
The king said, "Divide the living child in two, and give half to the 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.

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

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

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Solomon said, "Cut the living boy in two and give half to 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."

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."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
he said, "Cut the living child in two. 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.'

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the king said, Divide the living child in two and give half to the one and half to the other.

King James 2000 Bible
And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.

American King James Version
And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the 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.

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.

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

Darby Bible Translation
And the king said, Divide 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And 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.'
Study Bible
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. “My lord,” she said, “give her the living baby. Please do not kill him!” But the other woman said, “He will not be mine or 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. "My lord," she said, "give her the living baby. Please do not kill him!" But the other woman said, "He will not be mine or 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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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