New International Version
One of them said, "Pardon me, my lord. This woman and I live in the same house, and I had a baby while she was there with me.
King James Bible
And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house.
Darby Bible Translation
And the first woman said, Ah, my lord! I and this woman abode in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house.
World English Bible
The one woman said, "Oh, my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house. I delivered a child with her in the house.
Young's Literal Translation
and the one woman saith, 'O, my lord, I and this woman are dwelling in one house, and I bring forth with her, in the house;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then came there two women - harlots - The word זנות zonoth, which we here, and in some other places, improperly translate harlots, is by the Chaldee (the best judge in this case) rendered פונדקין pundekayan, tavern-keepers. (See on Joshua 2:1 (note)). If these had been harlots, it is not likely they would have dared to appear before Solomon; and if they had been common women, it is not likely they would have had children; nor is it likely that such persons would have been permitted under the reign of David. Though there is no mention of their husbands, it is probable they might have been at this time in other parts, following their necessary occupations; and the settling the present business could not have been delayed till their return; the appeal to justice must be made immediately.
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1 Kings 3:16
Now two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him.
1 Kings 3:18
The third day after my child was born, this woman also had a baby. We were alone; there was no one in the house but the two of us.
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