Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 3:22

Then the other woman said, "No! For the living one is my son, and the dead one is your son." But the first woman said, "No! For the dead one is your son, and the living one is my son." Thus they spoke before the king.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Arbitration;   Judge;   Parents;   Rulers;   Solomon;   Wisdom;   Thompson Chain Reference - Solomon;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Courts of Justice;   Justice;   Magistrates;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Solomon;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Book(s);   Court Systems;   Harlot;   King, Kingship;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Israel;   Priests and Levites;   Wisdom;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Boyhood ;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Law of Moses;   Sol'omon;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Decision;   Proverbs, Book of;   Queen of Sheba;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the other woman said,.... The defendant:

nay, but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son; she denied what the other said, but offered nothing in proof of it:

and this said; she who was the plaintiff replied in the same language:

no: but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son; without being able to add anything in confirmation of what she had deposed:

thus they spake before the king; several times, over and over again, what is before expressed, having nothing to produce on either side in proof of their assertions; so that it was very difficult to determine to whom the living child belonged.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:22". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-3.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 3:22 And the other woman said, Nay; but the living [is] my son, and the dead [is] thy son. And this said, No; but the dead [is] thy son, and the living [is] my son. Thus they spake before the king.

Ver. 22. And the other woman said, Nay.] This said, Nay, and that said, Yea; vocis et clamoris contentione inter se more suo certabant; and because there were neither proofs nor witnesses, the hearers haeserunt animis penduli, dubiique, earum utri credendum potius esset, an earum neutri, as Cicero (a) saith in another case, hung in suspense, and could not tell which to believe.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:22". 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

Both peremptorily and vehemently affirmed the same thing, oft repeating the same words.

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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

spake = talked [very much]. Figure of speech Ellipsis (App-6), to be supplied.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:22". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-kings-3.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son. Thus they spake before the king.
Nay
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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:22". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-3.html.