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!"
Cross ReferencesGenesis 43:30
Joseph hurried out because he was moved to tears for his brother, and he went to a private room to weep.
1 Kings 3:25
and the king declared, "Cut the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other."
1 Kings 3:27
Then the king gave his ruling: "Give the living baby to the first woman. By no means should you kill him; she is his mother."
"Can a woman forget her nursing child, or lack compassion for the son of her womb? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
Is not Ephraim a precious son to Me, a delightful child? Though I often speak against him, surely I still remember him. Therefore My heart yearns for him; I have great compassion for him," declares the LORD.
How can I give you up, O Ephraim? How can I surrender you, O Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart is turned within Me; My compassion is stirred!
Chapter Outline1. Solomon marries Pharaoh's daughter
2. High places being in use, Solomon sacrifices at Gibeon
5. Solomon at Gibeon, in the choice which God gave him,
10. preferring wisdom, obtains wisdom, riches, and honor
16. Solomon's judgment makes him renowned
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