1 Kings 3:24
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English Standard Version
And the king said, “Bring me a sword.” So a sword was brought before the king.

King James Bible
And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king.

American Standard Version
And the king said, Fetch me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The king therefore said: Bring me a sword. And when they had brought a sword before the king,

English Revised Version
And the king said, Fetch me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Solomon's Judicial Wisdom. - As a proof that the Lord had bestowed upon Solomon unusual judicial wisdom, there is appended a decision of his in a very difficult case, in which Solomon had shown extraordinary intelligence. Two harlots living together in one house had each given birth to a child, and one of them had "overlaid" her child in the night while asleep (עליו שׁכבה אשׁר, because she had lain upon it), and had then placed her dead child in the other one's bosom and taken her living child away. When the other woman looked the next morning at the child lying in her bosom, she saw that it was not her own but the other woman's child, whereas the latter maintained the opposite. As they eventually referred the matter in dispute to the king, and each one declared that the living child was her own, the king ordered a sword to be brought, and the living child to be cut in two, and a half given to each. Then the mother of the living child, "because her bowels yearned upon her son," i.e., her maternal love was excited, cried out, "Give her (the other) the living child, but do not slay it;" whereas the latter said, "It shall be neither mine nor thine, cut it in pieces."

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1 Kings 3:23 Then 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.'"

1 Kings 3:25 The king said, "Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other."

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1 Kings 3:23
Then the king said, "The one says, 'This is my son that is alive, and your son is dead'; and the other says, 'No; but your son is dead, and my son is the living one.'"

1 Kings 3:25
And the king said, "Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other."

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