Then said the king, The onesaith , This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead : and the othersaith , Nay; but thy son is the dead , and my son is the living.24
And the kingsaid , Bring me a sword. And they brought a swordbefore the king.25
And the kingsaid , Divide the livingchild in two, and givehalf to the one, and half to the other.26
Then spake the woman whose the livingchild was unto the king, for her bowelsyearneda upon her son, and she said , O my lord,give her the livingchild , and in no wiseslay it. But the other said , Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.
Then the kinganswered and said , Give her the livingchild , and in no wiseslay it: she is the mother thereof.
And all Israelheard of the judgment which the king had judged ; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him,b to dojudgment.