1 Kings 3:16-28

JuliaSmith(i) 16 Then will come two women, harlots, to the king, and they will stand before him. 17 And the one woman will say, With leave, my lord, I and this woman are dwelling in one house; and I shall bring forth with her in the house. 18 And it will be in the third day after I brought forth, and also this woman will bring forth: and we together, and no stranger with us in the house besides we two in the house. 19 And the son of this woman will die in the night when she lay upon him. 20 And she will rise in the middle of the night and take my son from beside me, and thy servant sleeping; and she will lay him in her bosom and her dead son she laid in my bosom. 21 And I shall rise in the morning to suckle my son, and behold, he was dead: and I shall attend to him in the morning, and behold, it was not my son that I brought forth. 22 And the other woman will say, Nay; for my son the living, and thy son the dead. And this said, No; for thy son the dead, and my son the living. And they spake before the king. 23 And the king will say, This says, My son the living, and thy son the dead; and this says, Nay; for thy son the dead, and my son the living. 24 And the king will say, Take to me a sword. And they will bring the sword before the king. 25 And the king will say, Divide the living child in two, and ye shall give the half to the one, and the half to the other. 26 And the woman to whom the living son, will say to the king, for her bowels were warm upon her son, and she will say, With leave, my lord, ye shall give to her the living child, and slaying, ye shall not slay him. And this said, It shall not be even to me, even to thee; divide it 27 And the king will answer and say, Ye shall give to her the living child, and slaying, ye shall not slay it: she is his mother. 28 And all Israel will hear the judgment which the king judged, and they will be afraid of the face of the king, for they saw that the wisdom of Jehovah was in the midst of him to do judgment