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Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:1 - And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the LORD, and the wall of Jerusalem on every side.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:2 - Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there was no house built to the name of the LORD, until those days.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:3 - And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:4 - And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt-offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:5 - In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:6 - And Solomon said, Thou hast shown to thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:7 - And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:8 - And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:9 - Give therefore to thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:10 - And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:11 - And God said to him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thy enemies: but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:12 - Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there hath been none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like to thee.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:13 - And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honor: so that there shall not be any among the kings like to thee all thy days,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:14 - And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:15 - And Solomon awoke; and behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt-offerings, and offered peace-offerings, and made a feast to all his servants.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:16 - Then came there two women, that were harlots, to the king, and stood before him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:17 - And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:18 - And it came to pass the third day after I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save us two in the house.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:19 - And this woman's child died in the night; because she overlaid it.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:20 - And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thy handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:21 - And when I rose in the morning to nurse my child, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I bore.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:22 - And the other woman said, No; but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son. Thus they spoke before the king.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:23 - Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead; and the other saith, No; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:24 - And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:25 - And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:26 - Then spoke the woman whose the living child was to the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:27 - Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother of it.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:28 - And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.

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