25 He then gave an order: “Cut the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other.”

Read 1 Kings 3:25 Using Other Translations

And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.
And the king said, "Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other."
Then he said, “Cut the living child in two, and give half to one woman and half to the other!”