2 Samuel 9
David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan's sake?
2And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they
had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he.
3And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew
the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.
4And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold,
he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lodebar.
king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar.
6Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David,
he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant!
7And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan
thy father's sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.
8And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy
servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?
the king called to Ziba, Saul's servant, and said unto him, I have given unto thy master's son all that pertained to Saul
and to all his house.
10Thou therefore, and
thy sons, and thy servants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in the fruits, that thy master's son may have
food to eat: but Mephibosheth thy master's son shall eat bread alway at my table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.
11Then said Ziba unto the king, According
to all that my lord the king hath commanded his servant, so shall thy servant do. As for Mephibosheth, said the king, he shall
eat at my table, as one of the king's sons.
Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Micha. And all that dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants unto Mephibosheth.
13So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for
he did eat continually at the king's table; and was lame on both his feet.