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1 Kings 3 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:1 - And Solomon joineth in marriage with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and taketh the daughter of Pharaoh, and bringeth her in unto the city of David, till he completeth to build his own house, and the house of Jehovah, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:2 - Only, the people are sacrificing in high places, for there hath not been built a house for the name of Jehovah till those days.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:3 - And Solomon loveth Jehovah, to walk in the statutes of David his father -- only, in high places he is sacrificing and making perfume --

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:4 - and the king goeth to Gibeon, to sacrifice there, for it is the great high place; a thousand burnt-offerings cause to ascend doth Solomon on that altar.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:5 - In Gibeon hath Jehovah appeared unto Solomon, in a dream of the night, and God saith, 'Ask -- what do I give to thee?'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:6 - And Solomon saith, 'Thou hast done with Thy servant David my father great kindness, as he walked before Thee in truth and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with Thee, and Thou dost keep for him this great kindness, and dost give to him a son sitting on his throne, as at this day.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:7 - And now, O Jehovah my God, Thou hast caused thy servant to reign instead of David my father; and I am a little child, I do not know to go out and to come in;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:8 - and Thy servant is in the midst of thy people, whom Thou hast chosen, a people numerous, that is not numbered nor counted for multitude,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:9 - and Thou hast given to Thy servant an understanding heart, to judge Thy people, to discern between good and evil; for who is able to judge this Thy great people?'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:10 - And the thing is good in the eyes of the Lord, that Solomon hath asked this thing,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:11 - and God saith unto him, 'Because that thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thee many days, nor asked for thee riches, nor asked the life of thine enemies, and hast asked for thee discernment to understand judgment,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:12 - lo, I have done according to thy words; lo, I have given to thee a heart, wise and understanding, that like thee there hath not been before thee, and after thee there doth not arise like thee;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:13 - and also, that which thou hast not asked I have given to thee, both riches and honour, that there hath not been like thee a man among the kings all thy days;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:14 - and if thou dost walk in My ways to keep My statutes, and My commands, as David thy father walked, then I have prolonged thy days.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:15 - And Solomon awaketh, and lo, a dream; and he cometh in to Jerusalem, and standeth before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, and causeth to ascend burnt-offerings, and maketh peace-offerings. And he maketh a banquet for all his servants,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:16 - then come in do two women, harlots, unto the king, and stand before him,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:17 - and the one woman saith, 'O, my lord, I and this woman are dwelling in one house, and I bring forth with her, in the house;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:18 - and it cometh to pass on the third day of my bringing forth, that this woman also bringeth forth, and we are together, there is no stranger with us in the house, save we two, in the house.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:19 - And the son of this woman dieth at night, because she hath lain upon it,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:20 - and she riseth in the middle of the night, and taketh my son from beside me -- and thy handmaid is asleep -- and layeth it in her bosom, and her dead son she hath laid in my bosom;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:21 - and I rise in the morning to suckle my son, and lo, dead; and I consider concerning it in the morning, and lo, it was not my son whom I did bear.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:22 - And the other woman saith, 'Nay, but my son is the living, and thy son the dead;' and this one saith, 'Nay, but thy son is the dead, and my son the living.' And they speak before the king.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:23 - And the king saith, 'This one saith, This is my son, the living, and thy son is the dead; and that one saith, Nay, but thy son is the dead, and my son the living.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:24 - And the king saith, 'Take for me a sword;' and they bring the sword before the king,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:25 - and the king saith, 'Cut the living child into two, and give the half to the one, and the half to the other.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:26 - And the woman whose son is the living one saith unto the king (for her bowels yearned over her son), yea, she saith, 'O, my lord, give to her the living child, and put it not at all to death;' and this one saith, 'Let it be neither mine or thine -- cut it.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:27 - And the king answereth and saith, 'Give ye to her the living child, and put it not at all to death; she is its mother.'

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:28 - And all Israel hear of the judgment that the king hath judged, and fear because of the king, for they have seen that the wisdom of God is in his heart, to do judgment.

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