Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 3:27

Then the king said, "Give the first woman the living child, and by no means kill him. She is his mother."
New American Standard Version

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Nave's Topical Bible - Arbitration;   Judge;   Parents;   Rulers;   Solomon;   Tact;   Wisdom;   Thompson Chain Reference - Solomon;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Children;   Justice;   Magistrates;  
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Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Solomon;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Book(s);   Court Systems;   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;  
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John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Then the king answered and said, give her the living child,

and in no wise slay it,.... That is, to her who desired it might not be slain, but rather be given to her who had no right to it:

she is the mother thereof; which might be strongly concluded from her compassion for it, her eagerness and earnestness to have its life spared, and from the indifference of the other, yea, from her cruelty and barbarity in moving to have it divided.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:27". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-3.html. 1999.

Keil & Delitzsch Old Testament Commentary

Solomon saw from this which was the mother of the living child, and handed it over to her.

(Note: Grotius observes on this: “ The ἀγχίνοια of Solomon was shown by this to be very great. There is a certain similarity in the account of Ariopharnis, king of the Thracians, who, when three persons claimed to be the sons of the king of the Cimmerii, decided that he was the son who would not obey the command to cast javelins at his father ' s corpse. The account is given by Diodorus Siculus. ” )

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Keil, Carl Friedrich & Delitzsch, Franz. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:27". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/1-kings-3.html. 1854-1889.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.

She is the mother — As is evident from her natural affection to the child, which she had rather have given away from her, than destroyed.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:27". "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 3:27 Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she [is] the mother thereof.

Ver. 27. She is the mother thereof.] As appeareth by her natural affection. Ownness maketh love. Prolem quisque amat non quia pulchram, sed quia suam.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:27". 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

As is evident from her natural and motherly affection to the child, which she had rather have alienated and given away from her than destroyed.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:27". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-kings-3.html. 1685.