Wisdom of Solomon
One day Solomon went to make a sacrifice to God of a thousand burnt-offerings upon the altar at Gibeon. When the sacrifices were ended, and Solomon lay down to sleep, God appeared to him in a dream, offering encouragement and comfort. God asked Solomon what gift He might give to the young king. Solomon knew that worldly things must soon pass away; he wished for something which he could never lose. He said to God, "Lord, I am very young and ignorant. I have not power to teach my people in the right way. Give me now wisdom and knowledge and a wise and understanding heart that I may know how to rule my people as it shall please Thee."
Solomon returned to Jerusalem and offered more sacrifices to the Lord. And now the people began to see the wisdom of Solomon. Two women came to the king for judgment. They had with them two little babies. One was alive and well, but the other was dead. The two women lived together in one house. One of them spoke to the king and said that they had both given birth to a son. The other woman's child had died, and while the first woman was sleeping, the other woman had taken her healthy child away and replaced it with her dead son. When the first woman woke up in the morning, she found the dead babe in her arms and realized that it was not her child. The other woman also spoke, contradicting everything the first woman had said, and declaring that the living son was her own.
The king called out to his servants to bring him a sword, which they did. Then the king said, "Cut the living child in two, and give half to one and half to the other." But the true mother of the child, because she loved it and would not have it killed, said,"O my lord, give her the living child, and on no account slay it." While the other woman, who pretended to be its mother said, "Yes, cut it in two." The wise king then commanded that the child be given to the woman who had pity upon it because he knew that it must be hers.
The images is this section all shows scenes depicting the Wisdom of Solomon. They are from a variety of Bible story book. Feel free to use these illustrations showing the Wisdom of Solomon in your projects. Click on the Wisdom of Solomon drawings to see more details about saving a free image of the wisdom of Solomon or about purchasing an image of the Wisdom of Solomon at a higher resolution.