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2 Samuel 9 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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David’s Kindness to Mephibosheth

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:1 - Then David said, “Is there [fn]anyone still left of the house of Saul, so that I could show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:2 - Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was Ziba, and they summoned him to David; and the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?” And he said, “I am your servant.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:3 - Then the king said, “Is there no one remaining of the house of Saul to whom I could show the kindness of God?” And Ziba said to the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan, one who is disabled in both feet.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:4 - So the king said to him, “Where is he?” And Ziba said to the king, “Behold, he is in the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, in Lo-debar.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:5 - Then King David sent [fn]messengers who brought him from the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, from Lo-debar.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:6 - Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, came to David and fell on his face and prostrated himself. And David said, “Mephibosheth.” And he said, “Here is your servant!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:7 - Then David said to him, “Do not be afraid, for I will assuredly show kindness to you for the sake of your father Jonathan, and I will restore to you all the [fn]land of your [fn]grandfather Saul; and you yourself shall [fn]eat at my table regularly.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:8 - Again he prostrated himself, and said, “What is your servant, that you should be concerned about a dead dog like me?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:9 - Then the king summoned Saul’s servant Ziba and said to him, “Everything that belonged to Saul and to all his house I have given to your master’s [fn]grandson.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:10 - “You and your sons and your servants shall cultivate the land for him, and you shall bring in the produce so that your master’s grandson will have food [fn]to eat; nevertheless Mephibosheth, your master’s grandson, shall [fn]eat at my table regularly.” Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:11 - Then Ziba said to the king, “In accordance with everything that my lord the king commands his servant, so your servant will do.” So Mephibosheth ate at [fn]David’s table as one of the king’s sons.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:12 - Mephibosheth had a young son whose name was Mica. And all who lived in the house of Ziba were servants to Mephibosheth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:13 - So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he ate at the king’s table regularly. And he was disabled in his two feet.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit he who is
Lit and he brought
Lit field
Lit father
Lit eat bread
Lit son
Lit and eat it
Lit eat bread
Lit my
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