1 Kings 3:25
Good News Translation
he said, "Cut the living child in two and give each woman half of it."

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.

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

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

. The two following instances are in some faint manner to be compared to Solomon's decision, inasmuch as they also work upon the human sympathies. Suetionius, in his Life of the emperor Claudian, tells us, that this emperor discovered a woman to be the real mother of a young man, whom she refused to acknowledge, by commanding her to marry him, the proofs being doubtful on both sides; for, rather than commit incest, she confessed the truth. Diodorus Siculus also informs us, that Ariopharnes, king of Thrace, being appointed to decided between three young men, each of whom professed to be the son of the deceased king of the Cimmerians, and claimed the succession, discovered the real son by ordering each to shoot an arrow into the dead body of the king: two of them did this without hesitation; but the real son of the deceased monarch refused.

Proverbs 25:8 The things which thy eyes have seen, utter not hastily in a quarrel: lest afterward thou mayst not be able to make amends, when thou hast dishonoured thy friend.

Context
Solomon Judges Wisely
24The king therefore said: Bring me a sword. And when they had brought a sword before the king, 25Divide, said he, the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other.26But the woman, whose child was alive, said to the king; (for her bowels were moved upon her child) I beseech thee, my lord, give her the child alive, and do not kill it. But the other said: Let it be neither mine nor thine; but divide it.…
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1 Kings 3:24
The king therefore said: Bring me a sword. And when they had brought a sword before the king,

1 Kings 3:26
But the woman, whose child was alive, said to the king; (for her bowels were moved upon her child) I beseech thee, my lord, give her the child alive, and do not kill it. But the other said: Let it be neither mine nor thine; but divide it.

Additional Translations
and the king declared, “Cut the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other.”And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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