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1 Kings 3:26-27

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3:26 The real mother 1  spoke up to the king, for her motherly instincts were aroused. 2  She said, “My master, give her the living child! Whatever you do, don’t kill him!” 3  But the other woman said, “Neither one of us will have him! Let them cut him in two!” 3:27 The king responded, “Give the first woman the living child; don’t kill him. She is the mother.”

1 tn Heb “the woman whose son was alive.”

2 tn Heb “for her compassions grew warm for her son.”

3 tn The infinitive absolute before the negated jussive emphasizes the main verb.



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