1 Kings 3:20
New International Version
So she got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while I your servant was asleep. She put him by her breast and put her dead son by my breast.

New Living Translation
Then she got up in the night and took my son from beside me while I was asleep. She laid her dead child in my arms and took mine to sleep beside her.

English Standard Version
And she arose at midnight and took my son from beside me, while your servant slept, and laid him at her breast, and laid her dead son at my breast.

Berean Study Bible
So she got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while I was asleep. She laid him in her bosom and put her dead son at my bosom.

King James Bible
And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.

New King James Version
So she arose in the middle of the night and took my son from my side, while your maidservant slept, and laid him in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.

New American Standard Bible
So she got up in the middle of the night and took my son from beside me while your servant was asleep, and she laid him at her breast, and laid her dead son at my breast.

NASB 1995
“So she arose in the middle of the night and took my son from beside me while your maidservant slept, and laid him in her bosom, and laid her dead son in my bosom.

NASB 1977
“So she arose in the middle of the night and took my son from beside me while your maidservant slept, and laid him in her bosom, and laid her dead son in my bosom.

Amplified Bible
So she got up in the middle of the night and took my son from [his place] beside me while your maidservant was asleep, and laid him on her bosom, and laid her dead son on my bosom.

Christian Standard Bible
She got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while your servant was asleep. She laid him in her arms, and she put her dead son in my arms.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while your servant was asleep. She laid him at her breast, and she put her dead son in my arms.

American Standard Version
And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thy handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And she arose at the middle of the night, and she took my son from me, and your Maidservant was sleeping, and she laid him in her bosom, and she put her dead son in my bosom.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and she arose in the middle of the night, and took my son from my arms, and laid him in her bosom, and laid her dead son in my bosom.

Contemporary English Version
Then while I was still asleep, she got up and took my son out of my bed. She put him in her bed, then she put her dead baby next to me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And rising in the dead time of the night, she took my child from my side, while I thy handmaid was asleep, and laid it in her bosom: and laid her dead child in my bosom.

English Revised Version
And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.

Good News Translation
She got up during the night, took my son from my side while I was asleep, and carried him to her bed; then she put the dead child in my bed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So she got up during the night and took my son, who was beside me, while I was asleep. She held him in her arms. Then she laid her dead son in my arms.

International Standard Version
She got up in the middle of the night, took my son from me while your servant was asleep, and laid him to her breast after laying her dead son next to me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thy handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.

Literal Standard Version
and she rises in the middle of the night, and takes my son from beside me—and your handmaid is asleep—and lays him in her bosom, and she has laid her dead son in my bosom;

NET Bible
She got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side, while your servant was sleeping. She put him in her arms, and put her dead son in my arms.

New Heart English Bible
She arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while your handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.

World English Bible
She arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while your handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.

Young's Literal Translation
and she riseth in the middle of the night, and taketh my son from beside me -- and thy handmaid is asleep -- and layeth it in her bosom, and her dead son she hath laid in my bosom;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon Judges Wisely
19During the night this woman’s son died because she rolled over on him. 20So she got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while I was asleep. She laid him in her bosom and put her dead son at my bosom. 21The next morning, when I got up to nurse my son, I discovered he was dead. But when I examined him, I realized that he was not the son I had borne.”…

Cross References
1 Kings 3:19
During the night this woman's son died because she rolled over on him.

1 Kings 3:21
The next morning, when I got up to nurse my son, I discovered he was dead. But when I examined him, I realized that he was not the son I had borne."


Treasury of Scripture

And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while your handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.

midnight

Job 24:13-17
They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof…

Psalm 139:11
If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.

Matthew 13:25
But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

took

1 Kings 3:21
And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear.









Verse 20. - And she arose at midnight [rather, in the middle, i.e., dead of the night. The sleeper could not know it was midnight], and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my besom.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So she got up
וַתָּקָם֩ (wat·tā·qām)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

in the middle
בְּת֨וֹךְ (bə·ṯō·wḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8432: A bisection, the centre

of the night
הַלַּ֜יְלָה (hal·lay·lāh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3915: A twist, night, adversity

and took
וַתִּקַּ֧ח (wat·tiq·qaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

my son
בְּנִ֣י (bə·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1121: A son

from my side
מֵֽאֶצְלִ֗י (mê·’eṣ·lî)
Preposition-m | first person common singular
Strong's 681: A joining together, proximity

while
וַאֲמָֽתְךָ֙ (wa·’ă·mā·ṯə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 519: A maidservant, female slave

I was asleep.
יְשֵׁנָ֔ה (yə·šê·nāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 3463: Sleeping

She laid him
וַתַּשְׁכִּיבֵ֖הוּ (wat·taš·kî·ḇê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7901: To lie down

in her bosom
בְּחֵיקָ֑הּ (bə·ḥê·qāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 2436: The bosom

and put
הִשְׁכִּ֥יבָה (hiš·kî·ḇāh)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7901: To lie down

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

son
בְּנָ֥הּ (bə·nāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

at my bosom.
בְחֵיקִֽי׃ (ḇə·ḥê·qî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 2436: The bosom


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