The wisdom of God made him speak."Bring a sword. If these women cannot agree, cut this child in two, and give each woman one half." One woman said,"Very well, neither of us shall have a child." but the other woman spoke," No! Give this woman the child, but i beg you: let him live!"
With those words, Solomon knew who the mother was. The true mother. Quickly, he commanded, "Guard, give the poorer woman the baby; for she cares more for the child, she is the true mother. She would even rather another person has it than it come to harm, now that is a mother's love."