New Living Translation
Some time later two prostitutes came to the king to have an argument settled.
King James Bible
Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.
Darby Bible Translation
Then came two women, 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,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:16 Harlots - Or, victuallers: for the Hebrew words signifies both. Yet that they are unmarried persons, seems probable, both because there is no mention of any husbands, whose office it was, if there were any such, to contest for their wives; and because they lived a solitary life in one house.
LibraryPride of Prosperity
While Solomon exalted the law of heaven, God was with him, and wisdom was given him to rule over Israel with impartiality and mercy. At first, as wealth and worldly honor came to him, he remained humble, and great was the extent of his influence. "Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river [Euphrates] unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt." "He . . . had peace on all sides round about him. And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
The Song of Solomon.
Sargon of Assyria (722-705 B. C. )
Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
1 Kings 3:15
Then Solomon woke up and realized it had been a dream. He returned to Jerusalem and stood before the Ark of the Lord's Covenant, where he sacrificed burnt offerings and peace offerings. Then he invited all his officials to a great banquet.
1 Kings 3:17
"Please, my lord," one of them began, "this woman and I live in the same house. I gave birth to a baby while she was with me in the house.
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