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1 Kings 3

NRS 1 Solomon made a marriage alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt; he took Pharaoh's daughter and brought her into the city of David, until he had finished building his own house and the house of the Lord and the wall around Jerusalem. NIV 1 Solomon made an alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt and married his daughter. He brought her to the City of David until he finished building his palace and the temple of the LORD, and the wall around Jerusalem. NRS 2 The people were sacrificing at the high places, however, because no house had yet been built for the name of the Lord. NIV 2 The people, however, were still sacrificing at the high places, because a temple had not yet been built for the Name of the LORD. NRS 3 Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of his father David; only, he sacrificed and offered incense at the high places. NIV 3 Solomon showed his love for the LORD by walking according to the statutes of his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places. NRS 4 The king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the principal high place; Solomon used to offer a thousand burnt offerings on that altar. NIV 4 The king went to Gibeon to offer sacrifices, for that was the most important high place, and Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar. NRS 5 At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, "Ask what I should give you." NIV 5 At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, "Ask for whatever you want me to give you." NRS 6 And Solomon said, "You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant my father David, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you; and you have kept for him this great and steadfast love, and have given him a son to sit on his throne today. NIV 6 Solomon answered, "You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day. NRS 7 And now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David, although I am only a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. NIV 7 "Now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. NRS 8 And your servant is in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a great people, so numerous they cannot be numbered or counted. NIV 8 Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. NRS 9 Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil; for who can govern this your great people?" NIV 9 So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?" NRS 10 It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. NIV 10 The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. NRS 11 God said to him, "Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches, or for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, NIV 11 So God said to him, "Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, NRS 12 I now do according to your word. Indeed I give you a wise and discerning mind; no one like you has been before you and no one like you shall arise after you. NIV 12 I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. NRS 13 I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor all your life; no other king shall compare with you. NIV 13 Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for--both riches and honor--so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. NRS 14 If you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your life." NIV 14 And if you walk in my ways and obey my statutes and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life." NRS 15 Then Solomon awoke; it had been a dream. He came to Jerusalem where he stood before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. He offered up burnt offerings and offerings of well-being, and provided a feast for all his servants. NIV 15 Then Solomon awoke--and he realized it had been a dream. He returned to Jerusalem, stood before the ark of the Lord's covenant and sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. Then he gave a feast for all his court. NRS 16 Later, two women who were prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. NIV 16 Now two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. NRS 17 The one woman said, "Please, my lord, this woman and I live in the same house; and I gave birth while she was in the house. NIV 17 One of them said, "My lord, this woman and I live in the same house. I had a baby while she was there with me. NRS 18 Then on the third day after I gave birth, this woman also gave birth. We were together; there was no one else with us in the house, only the two of us were in the house. NIV 18 The third day after my child was born, this woman also had a baby. We were alone; there was no one in the house but the two of us. NRS 19 Then this woman's son died in the night, because she lay on him. NIV 19 "During the night this woman's son died because she lay on him. NRS 20 She got up in the middle of the night and took my son from beside me while your servant slept. She laid him at her breast, and laid her dead son at my breast. NIV 20 So she got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while I your servant was asleep. She put him by her breast and put her dead son by my breast. NRS 21 When I rose in the morning to nurse my son, I saw that he was dead; but when I looked at him closely in the morning, clearly it was not the son I had borne." NIV 21 The next morning, I got up to nurse my son--and he was dead! But when I looked at him closely in the morning light, I saw that it wasn't the son I had borne." NRS 22 But the other woman said, "No, the living son is mine, and the dead son is yours." The first said, "No, the dead son is yours, and the living son is mine." So they argued before the king. NIV 22 The other woman said, "No! The living one is my son; the dead one is yours." But the first one insisted, "No! The dead one is yours; the living one is mine." And so they argued before the king. NRS 23 Then the king said, "The one says, "This is my son that is alive, and your son is dead'; while the other says, "Not so! Your son is dead, and my son is the living one.' " NIV 23 The king said, "This one says, 'My son is alive and your son is dead,' while that one says, 'No! Your son is dead and mine is alive.' " NRS 24 So the king said, "Bring me a sword," and they brought a sword before the king. NIV 24 Then the king said, "Bring me a sword." So they brought a sword for the king. NRS 25 The king said, "Divide the living boy in two; then give half to the one, and half to the other." NIV 25 He then gave an order: "Cut the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other." NRS 26 But the woman whose son was alive said to the king—because compassion for her son burned within her—"Please, my lord, give her the living boy; certainly do not kill him!" The other said, "It shall be neither mine nor yours; divide it." NIV 26 The woman whose son was alive was filled with compassion for her son and said to the king, "Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don't kill him!" But the other said, "Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!" NRS 27 Then the king responded: "Give the first woman the living boy; do not kill him. She is his mother." NIV 27 Then the king gave his ruling: "Give the living baby to the first woman. Do not kill him; she is his mother." NRS 28 All Israel heard of the judgment that the king had rendered; and they stood in awe of the king, because they perceived that the wisdom of God was in him, to execute justice. NIV 28 When all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king in awe, because they saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice.