New Living Translation
Then the king said, "Do not kill the child, but give him to the woman who wants him to live, for she is his mother!"
King James Bible
Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.
Darby Bible Translation
And the king answered and said, Give this one the living child, and in no wise put it to death: she is its mother.
World English Bible
Then the king answered, "Give her the living child, and in no way kill it. She is its mother."
Young's Literal Translation
And the king answereth and saith, 'Give ye to her the living child, and put it not at all to death; she is its mother.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:27 She is the mother - As is evident from her natural affection to the child, which she had rather have given away from her, than destroyed.
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 3:26
Then the woman who was the real mother of the living child, and who loved him very much, cried out, "Oh no, my lord! Give her the child--please do not kill him!" But the other woman said, "All right, he will be neither yours nor mine; divide him between us!"
1 Kings 3:28
When all Israel heard the king's decision, the people were in awe of the king, for they saw the wisdom God had given him for rendering justice.
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