1 Kings 3

  1 H8010 And Solomon H2859 [H8691] allied himself H6547 with Pharaoh H4428 king H4714 of Egypt, H3947 [H8799] and married H6547 Pharaoh's H1323 daughter, H935 [H8686] and brought H5892 her into the city H1732 of David, H3615 [H8763] until he had finished H1129 [H8800] building H1004 his own house, H1004 and the house H3068 of the LORD, H2346 and the wall H3389 of Jerusalem H5439 on every side.
  2 H5971 Only the people H2076 [H8764] sacrificed H1116 in high places, H1004 because there was no house H1129 [H8738] built H8034 to the name H3068 of the LORD, H3117 until those days.
  3 H8010 And Solomon H157 [H8799] loved H3068 the LORD, H3212 [H8800] walking H2708 in the statutes H1732 of David H1 his father: H2076 [H8764] only he sacrificed H6999 [H8688] and burnt incense H1116 in high places.
  4 H4428 And the king H3212 [H8799] went H1391 to Gibeon H2076 [H8800] to sacrifice H1931 there; for that H1419 was the great H1116 high place: H505 a thousand H5930 burnt offerings H8010 did Solomon H5927 [H8686] offer H4196 upon that altar.
  5 H1391 In Gibeon H3068 the LORD H7200 [H8738] appeared H8010 to Solomon H2472 in a dream H3915 by night: H430 and God H559 [H8799] said, H7592 [H8798] Ask H5414 [H8799] what I shall give thee.
  6 H8010 And Solomon H559 [H8799] said, H6213 [H8804] Thou hast shown H5650 to thy servant H1732 David H1 my father H1419 great H2617 mercy, H1980 [H8804] according as he walked H6440 at the face of H571 thee in truth, H6666 and in righteousness, H3483 and in uprightness H3824 of heart H8104 [H8799] with thee; and thou hast kept H1419 for him this great H2617 mercy, H5414 [H8799] that thou hast given H1121 him a son H3427 [H8802] to sit H3678 on his throne, H3117 as it is this day.
  7 H3068 And now, O LORD H430 my God, H5650 thou hast made thy servant H4427 [H8689] king H1732 instead of David H1 my father: H6996 and I am but a little H5288 child: H3045 [H8799] I know H3318 [H8800] not how to go out H935 [H8800] or come in.
  8 H5650 And thy servant H8432 is in the midst H5971 of thy people H977 [H8804] which thou hast chosen, H7227 a great H5971 people, H4487 [H8735] that cannot be numbered H5608 [H8735] nor counted H7230 for abundance.
  9 H5414 [H8804] Give H5650 therefore to thy servant H8085 [H8802] an understanding H3820 heart H8199 [H8800] to judge H5971 thy people, H995 [H8687] that I may discern H2896 between good H7451 and bad: H3201 [H8799] for who is able H8199 [H8800] to judge H3515 this thy so great H5971 a people?
  10 H1697 And the speech H3190 H5869 [H8799] pleased H136 the Sovereign, H8010 that Solomon H7592 [H8804] had asked H1697 this thing.
  11 H430 And God H559 [H8799] said H7592 [H8804] to him, Because thou hast asked H1697 this thing, H7592 [H8804] and hast not asked H7227 for thyself long H3117 life; H7592 [H8804] neither hast asked H6239 riches H7592 [H8804] for thyself, nor hast asked H5315 the life H341 [H8802] of thy enemies; H7592 [H8804] but hast asked H995 [H8687] for thyself understanding H8085 [H8800] to discern H4941 judgment;
  12 H6213 [H8804] Behold, I have done H1697 according to thy words: H5414 [H8804] lo, I have given H2450 thee a wise H995 [H8737] and an understanding H3820 heart; H6440 so that there hath been none like thee at the face of H310 thee, neither after H6965 [H8799] thee shall any arise like thee.
  13 H5414 [H8804] And I have also given H7592 [H8804] thee that which thou hast not asked, H6239 both riches, H3519 and glory: H376 so that there shall not be any H4428 among the kings H3117 like thee all thy days.
  14 H3212 [H8799] And if thou wilt walk H1870 in my ways, H8104 [H8800] to keep H2706 my statutes H4687 and my commandments, H1 as thy father H1732 David H1980 [H8804] did walk, H748 [H8689] then I will lengthen H3117 thy days.
  15 H8010 And Solomon H3364 [H8799] awoke; H2472 and, behold, it was a dream. H935 [H8799] And he came H3389 to Jerusalem, H5975 [H8799] and stood H6440 at the face of H727 the ark H1285 of the covenant H3068 of the LORD, H5927 [H8686] and offered up H5930 burnt offerings, H6213 [H8799] and offered H8002 peace offerings, H6213 [H8799] and made H4960 a feast H5650 to all his servants.
  16 H935 [H8799] Then came H8147 there two H802 women, H2181 [H8802] that were harlots, H4428 to the king, H5975 [H8799] and stood H6440 at the face of him.
  17 H259 And the one H802 woman H559 [H8799] said, H994 O H113 my sovereign, H802 I and this woman H3427 [H8802] dwell H259 in one H1004 house; H3205 [H8799] and I was delivered of a child H1004 with her in the house.
  18 H7992 And it came to pass the third H3117 day H3205 [H8800] after I was delivered, H802 that this woman H3205 [H8799] was delivered H3162 also: and we were together; H2114 [H8801] there was no stranger H1004 with us in the house, H2108 except H8147 us two H1004 in the house.
  19 H802 And this woman's H1121 child H4191 [H8799] died H3915 in the night; H7901 [H8804] because she lay on him.
  20 H6965 [H8799] And she arose H8432 H3915 at midnight, H3947 [H8799] and took H1121 my son H681 from beside H519 me, while thy handmaid H3463 slept, H7901 [H8686] and laid H2436 him in her bosom, H7901 [H8689] and laid H4191 [H8801] her dead H1121 child H2436 in my bosom.
  21 H6965 [H8799] And when I rose H1242 in the morning H3243 [H8687] to nurse H1121 my child, H4191 [H8804] behold, he was dead: H995 [H8709] but when I had looked at H1242 him in the morning, H1121 behold, he was not my son, H3205 [H8804] whom I bore.
  22 H312 And the other H802 woman H559 [H8799] said, H2416 Nay; but the living H1121 is my son, H4191 [H8801] and the dead H1121 is thy son. H559 [H8802] And this said, H4191 [H8801] No; but the dead H1121 is thy son, H2416 and the living H1121 is my son. H1696 [H8762] Thus they spoke H6440 at the face of H4428 the king.
  23 H559 [H8799] Then said H4428 the king, H2063 The one H559 [H8802] saith, H1121 This is my son H2416 that liveth, H1121 and thy son H4191 [H8801] is the dead: H2063 and the other H559 [H8802] saith, H1121 Nay; but thy son H4191 [H8801] is the dead, H1121 and my son H2416 is the living.
  24 H4428 And the king H559 [H8799] said, H3947 [H8798] Bring H2719 me a sword. H935 [H8686] And they brought H2719 a sword H6440 at the face of H4428 the king.
  25 H4428 And the king H559 [H8799] said, H1504 [H8798] Divide H2416 the living H3206 child H8147 in two, H5414 [H8798] and give H2677 half H259 to the one, H2677 and half H259 to the other.
  26 H559 [H8799] Then spoke H802 the woman H2416 whose the living H1121 child H4428 was to the king, H7356 for her compassions H3648 [H8738] yearned H1121 over her son, H559 [H8799] and she said, H994 O H113 my sovereign, H5414 [H8798] give H2416 her the living H3205 [H8803] child, H4191 [H8687] and by no means H4191 [H8686] slay H559 [H8802] him. But the other said, H1504 [H8798] Let he be neither mine nor thine, but divide him.
  27 H4428 Then the king H6030 [H8799] answered H559 [H8799] and said, H5414 [H8798] Give H2416 her the living H3205 [H8803] child, H4191 [H8687] and by no means H4191 [H8686] slay H517 him: she is his mother.
  28 H3478 And all Israel H8085 [H8799] heard H4941 of the judgment H4428 which the king H8199 [H8804] had judged; H3372 [H8799] and they feared H6440 the king: H7200 [H8804] for they saw H2451 that the wisdom H430 of God H7130 was in him, H6213 [H8800] to do H4941 judgment.