25 The king said, “Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other.” 26 Then the woman whose child was the living one spoke to the king, for [a](A)she was deeply stirred over her son and said, “Oh, my lord, give her the living child, and by no means kill him.” But the other said, “He shall be neither mine nor yours; divide him!” 27 Then the king said, “Give [b]the first woman the living child, and by no means kill him. She is his mother.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 3:26 Lit her compassion grew warm
  2. 1 Kings 3:27 Lit her the living child

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