1 Kings 3:23-24 King James Version (KJV) 23 Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living. 24 And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king. An American English Bible With Old Testament based on the Greek Septuagint 23 Then the king said to them: 'You're saying that the living son is yours, and the dead one is hers. And she says that's not true; hers is the living son and yours is the one that's dead.' 24 So the king said, 'Bring me a sword!' And they brought him a sword. 25 Then he said, 'Cut this living, nursing child in halves, and give half to this one and the other half to that one!' These are my thoughts, please share yours. 23 So the king sees that the both claim the living boy as their own and claim that the dead one belong to the other. There was no way of proving this at such a young age the baby may not have developed to look like his mother as much. 24 The ordered to have a sword brought to him to had to listen to their king some kings may have resolved the problem by killing the baby, so this may have been what he could do. Our sword is the word and we need to keep and look at it when we have a decision to make.