The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
living is my son. Thus they spake before the king.
KI1 3:23 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.
KI1 3:24 And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword
before the king.
KI1 3:25 And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give
half to the one, and half to the other.
KI1 3:26 Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king,
for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her
the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be
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