Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 3:19

This woman's son died in the night, because she lay on it.
New American Standard Version

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John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And this woman's child died in the night,.... Whether the same night following the day it was born is not certain;

because she overlaid it; or laid upon it, being heavy through sleep, and not knowing what she did, turned herself upon it, and smothered it; because it had no previous illness, or any marks of any disease it could be thought to die of, and perhaps there might be some of its being overlaid.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:19". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-3.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And this woman's child died in the night; because she overlaid it.

Overlaid it — And so smothered it: which she justly conjectures, because there were evidences of that kind of death, but no appearance of any other cause thereof.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:19". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/1-kings-3.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 3:19 And this woman’s child died in the night; because she overlaid it.

Ver. 19. Because she overlaid it.] And now she hath stolen my child; not that she careth for it, or grieveth for her own, but for fear she should be questioned for smothering her child.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:19". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-3.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

And so smothered it; which she justly conjectures, because there were evidences of that kind of death, but no appearance of any other cause thereof.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:19". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-kings-3.html. 1685.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Him. This she suspected to be the case. They did not then place infants in the cradle, but let them sleep in their bosoms. (Calmet)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:19". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/1-kings-3.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

child = son.

overlaid. One of the ten deaths occasioned by women. See note on Judges 4:21.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:19". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-kings-3.html. 1909-1922.