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1 Kings 3

CSB 1 Solomon made an alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt by marrying Pharaoh's daughter. Solomon brought her to the city of David until he finished building his palace, the Lord's temple, and the wall surrounding 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. CSB 2 However, the people were sacrificing on the high places, because until that time a temple for the Lord's name had not been built. 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. CSB 3 Solomon loved the Lord by walking in the statutes of his father David, but he also sacrificed and burned incense on the high places. NIV 3 Solomon showed his love for the LORD by walking according to the instructions given him by his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places. CSB 4 The king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there because it was the most famous high place. He offered 1,000 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. CSB 5 At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream at night. God said, "Ask. What should I 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.” CSB 6 And Solomon replied, "You have shown great and faithful love to Your servant, my father David, because he walked before You in faithfulness, righteousness, and integrity. You have continued this great and faithful love for him by giving him a son to sit on his throne, as it is 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. CSB 7 "Lord my God, You have now made Your servant king in my father David's place. Yet I am just a youth with no experience in leadership. NIV 7 “Now, 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. CSB 8 Your servant is among Your people You have chosen, a people too numerous to 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. CSB 9 So give Your servant an obedient heart to judge Your people and to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?" 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?” CSB 10 Now it pleased the Lord that Solomon had requested this. NIV 10 The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. CSB 11 So God said to him, "Because you have requested this and did not ask for long life or riches for yourself, or the death of your enemies, but you asked discernment for yourself to understand justice, 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, CSB 12 I will therefore do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has never been anyone like you before and never will be again. 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. CSB 13 In addition, I will give you what you did not ask for: both riches and honor, so that no man in any kingdom will be your equal during your entire life. NIV 13 Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both wealth and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. CSB 14 If you walk in My ways and keep My statutes and commandments just as your father David did, I will give you a long life." NIV 14 And if you walk in obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life.” CSB 15 Then Solomon woke up and realized it had been a dream. He went to Jerusalem, stood before the ark of the Lord's covenant, and offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. Then he held 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. CSB 16 Then 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. CSB 17 One woman said, "Please my lord, this woman and I live in the same house, and I had a baby while she was in the house. NIV 17 One of them said, “Pardon me, my lord. This woman and I live in the same house, and I had a baby while she was there with me. CSB 18 On the third day after I gave birth, she also had a baby and we were alone. No one else was with us in the house; just the two of us were there. 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. CSB 19 During the night this woman's son died because she lay on him. NIV 19 “During the night this woman’s son died because she lay on him. CSB 20 She got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while your servant was asleep. She laid him at her breast, and she put her dead son in my arms. 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. CSB 21 When I got up in the morning to nurse my son, I discovered he was dead. That morning, when I looked closely at him I realized that he was not the son I gave birth to." 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.” CSB 22 "No," the other woman said. "My son is the living one; your son is the dead one." The first woman said, "No, your son is the dead one; my son is the living one." 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. CSB 23 The king replied, "This woman says, 'This is my son who is alive, and your son is dead,' but that woman says, 'No, your son is dead, and my son is alive.' " 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.’ ” CSB 24 The king continued, "Bring me a sword." So they brought the sword to the king. NIV 24 Then the king said, “Bring me a sword.” So they brought a sword for the king. CSB 25 Solomon said, "Cut the living boy in two and give half to 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.” CSB 26 The woman whose son was alive spoke to the king because she felt great compassion for her son. "My lord, give her the living baby," she said, "but please don't have him killed!" But the other one said, "He will not be mine or yours. Cut [him in two]!" NIV 26 The woman whose son was alive was deeply moved out of love 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!” CSB 27 The king responded, "Give the living baby to the first woman, and don't 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.” CSB 28 All Israel heard about the judgment the king had given, and they stood in awe of the king because they saw that God's wisdom was in him to carry out 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.

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