1 Then aSolomon 1formed a marriage alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh’s daughter band brought her to the city of David cuntil he had finished building his own house and the house of the Lord and dthe wall around Jerusalem.
2 aThe people were still sacrificing on the high places, because there was no house built for the name of the Lord until those days.
6 Then Solomon said, “aYou have shown great lovingkindness to Your servant David my father, baccording as he walked before You in 1truth and righteousness and uprightness of heart toward You; and cYou have 2reserved for him this great lovingkindness, that You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
10 1It was pleasing in the sight of the Lord that Solomon had asked this thing.
11 God said to him, “Because you have asked this thing and have anot asked for yourself 1long life, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have you asked for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself 2discernment to understand justice,
15 Then aSolomon 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 burnt offerings and made peace offerings, and bmade a feast for all his servants.
16 Then two women who were harlots came to the king and stood before him.
17 The one woman said, “Oh, my lord, 1this woman and I live in the same house; and I gave birth to a child while she was in the house.
22 Then the other woman said, “No! For the living one is my son, and the dead one is your son.” But 1the first woman said, “No! For the dead one is your son, and the living one is my son.” Thus they spoke before the king.
26 Then the woman whose child was the living one spoke to the king, for 1ashe was deeply stirred over her son and said, “Oh, my lord, give her the living child, and by no means kill him.” But the other said, “He shall be neither mine nor yours; divide him!”
27 Then the king said, “Give 1the first woman the living child, and by no means kill him. She is his mother.”
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