ContextSolomon Wisely Judges
16Then two women who were harlots came to the king and stood before him. 17The one woman said, Oh, my lord, this woman and I live in the same house; and I gave birth to a child while she was in the house. 18It happened on the third day after I gave birth, that this woman also gave birth to a child, and we were together. There was no stranger with us in the house, only the two of us in the house. 19This womans son died in the night, because she lay on it. 20So 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. 21When I rose in the morning to nurse my son, behold, he was dead; but when I looked at him carefully in the morning, behold, he was not my son, whom I had borne. 22Then the other woman said, No! For the living one is my son, and the dead one is your son. But the first woman said, No! For the dead one is your son, and the living one is my son. Thus they spoke before the king.
23Then the king said, The one says, This is my son who is living, and your son is the dead one; and the other says, No! For your son is the dead one, and my son is the living one. 24The king said, Get me a sword. So they brought a sword before the king. 25The king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other. 26Then the woman whose child was the living one spoke to the king, for she was deeply stirred over her son and said, Oh, my lord, give her the living child, and by no means kill him. But the other said, He shall be neither mine nor yours; divide him! 27Then the king said, Give the first woman the living child, and by no means kill him. She is his mother. 28When all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had handed down, they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer justice.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Then there came two women that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.
Then there came two women that were harlots, to the king, and stood before him:
Darby Bible Translation
Then came two women, harlots, to the king, and stood before him.
English Revised Version
Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.
Webster's Bible Translation
Then came there two women, that were harlots, to the king, and stood before him.
World English Bible
Then two women who were prostitutes came to the king, and stood before him.
Young's Literal Translation
then come in do two women, harlots, unto the king, and stand before him,
LibraryA Young Man's Wise Choice Op Wisdom
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Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
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Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
Whether the Degrees of Prophecy Change as Time Goes On?
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Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Letter Lxxiv. To Rufinus of Rome.
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St. Jerome—The Principal Works of St. Jerome
Love is the Touchstone by which the Reality of Truth is Perceived...
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Sadhu Sundar Singh—At The Master's Feet
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Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
Pride of Prosperity
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Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
The Song of Solomon.
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Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament
Sargon of Assyria (722-705 B. C. )
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G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 7
Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
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John Charles Ryle—The Upper Room: Being a Few Truths for the Times
Formation and History of the Hebrew Canon.
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E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible
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