1 Kings 3:16-17 King James Version (KJV) 16 Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him. 17 And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house. An American English Bible With Old Testament based on the Greek Septuagint 16 Well, sometime thereafter, two women who were prostitutes came to stand before the king for a [judgment]. 17 One of the women said, 'Hear me, my lord! This woman and I both live in the same house, and we both gave birth to [babies] there. These are my thoughts, please share yours. 16 This shows the situations the king would have to deal with because of his great wisdom. These women both were sinful because of what they did. For the king to allow these women to come before shows mercy to them, the king could have chosen not to because what type of women they are. 17 For them being whores to give birth to a kid would have perhaps been the end of the way they lived or a temporary stop. We should show mercy and try to help those who need it when they come to us instead of looking down on them, Jesus showed us mercy and we need to be able to do the same with others but always point them to the Lord.