1 Kings 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 athe house of the LORD, and the wall of Jerusalem round about. 2 bOnly the people sacrificed in high places, because there was no house built unto the name of the LORD, until those days. 3 And Solomon cloved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places. 4 And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; dfor that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar.

5 gIn Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon fin a dream by night: and God said, eAsk what I shall give thee. 6 hAnd Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto 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. 7 And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: jand I am but a little child: I know not how ito go out or come in. 8 And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou khast chosen, a great people, lthat cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude. 9 oGive therefore thy servant an understanding heart nto judge thy people, that I may mdiscern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? 10 And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.

11 And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast pnot asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; 12 rBehold, I have done according to thy words: qlo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. 13 And I have also tgiven thee that which thou hast not asked, both sriches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days. 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 ulengthen thy days. 15 And Solomon wawoke; 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 vmade a feast to all his servants.

16 Then came there two women, that were xharlots, unto the king, and ystood before him. 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. 18 And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house. 19 And this woman's child died in the night; because she overlaid it. 20 And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom. 21 And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear. 22 And the other woman said, Nay; 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 spake before the king.

23 Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living. 24 And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king. 25 And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other. 26 Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for zher 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. 27 Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof. 28 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the awisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.

 
Cross Ref
1a1 Kin 9:15
2bLev 17:3
Deu 12:2
1 Kin 22:43
3c1 Joh 5:3
1 Cor 8:3
Rom 8:28
Luk 10:27
Mar 12:30
Mat 22:37
Psa 145:20
Psa 31:23
Deu 10:12
Deu 6:5
4d1 Chr 16:39
5eJoh 15:7
fMat 1:20
Num 12:6
g2 Chr 1:3
1 Kin 9:2
6h2 Chr 1:8
7iNum 27:17
jJer 1:6
Ecc 10:16
Job 32:6-8
1 Chr 29:1
8kDeu 7:6
lGen 13:16
9mHeb 5:14
nPsa 72:1
oJam 1:5
Pro 3:13-15
Pro 2:3
Psa 72:1
2 Chr 1:10
11pJam 4:3
12qEcc 1:16
Pro 3:13-18
1 Kin 5:12
1 Kin 4:29
r1 Joh 5:14
13s2 Cor 6:10
1 Cor 3:21-23
Pro 3:16
1 Kin 10:23
tEph 3:20
Mat 6:33
14uPsa 91:16
Pro 3:2
15vMar 6:21
Dan 5:1
Est 1:3
1 Kin 8:65
Gen 31:54
wJer 31:26
Gen 41:7
16xLev 19:29
Deu 23:17
yNum 27:2
26zHos 11:8
Jer 31:20
Isa 49:15
Gen 43:30
28aEzr 7:25
Isa 11:3
Dan 1:17
Col 2:2-3