seeking forgiveness and mercy for you, that you may live, that God's peace could be restored unto you, and unto all the land. If the sword of truth were upon you, would you repent and seek forgiveness and mercy for yourself? Or for your living child? Solomon withdrew the sword and showed mercy unto the living child, and restored the child to it's rightful mother. The wisdom of God was in him, to do judgement. I recommend that you read this entire story of Solomon's judgement, 1 Kings 3:16-28.