Parallel Bible results for 1 Kings 3:16-26

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1 Kings 3:16-26

NIV 16 Now two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. NIV 16 Now two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. 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. 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. 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. 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. NIV 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. 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. 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. 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.” 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.” 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. 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. 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.’ ” 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.’ ” NIV 24 Then the king said, “Bring me a sword.” So they brought a sword for the king. NIV 24 Then the king said, “Bring me a sword.” So they brought a sword for the king. NIV 25 He then gave an order: “Cut the living child 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.” 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!” 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!”