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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the king said, Diuide the liuing childe in two, and giue halfe to the one, and halfe to the other.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The king said, "Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the king said, Let the living child be cut in two and one half given to one woman and one to the other.
- Basic English Bible

And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.
- Darby Bible

And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.
- Webster's Bible

The king said, "Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other."
- World English Bible

and the king saith, `Cut the living child into two, and give the half to the one, and the half to the other.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the king said: 'Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 3:25


3:25 Said - Though with a design far above the reach of the two women,or of the people present, who probably with horror expected the executionof it.


Discussion for 1 Kings 3:25

  • just as the Bible teaches that wisdom without Christ is empty, this passage teaches that wisdom without God given love is empty. how would Solomon have been viewed if love had not removed the verdict? Praise our loving God.

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