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1 Kings 3:25-27 New Century Version (NCV)

25 he said, “Cut the living baby into two pieces, and give each woman half.”

26 The real mother of the living child was full of love for her son. So she said to the king, “Please, my master, don’t kill him! Give the baby to her!”

But the other woman said, “Neither of us will have him. Cut him into two pieces!”

27 Then King Solomon said, “Don’t kill him. Give the baby to the first woman, because she is the real mother.”

New Century Version (NCV)

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1 Kings 3:25-27 New International Version (NIV)

25 He then gave an order: “Cut the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other.”

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!”

27 Then the king gave his ruling: “Give the living baby to the first woman. Do not kill him; she is his mother.”

New International Version (NIV)

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