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2 Samuel 9 :: New International Version (NIV)

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David and Mephibosheth

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:1 - David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:2 - Now there was a servant of Saul’s household named Ziba. They summoned him to appear before David, and the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?” “At your service,” he replied.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:3 - The king asked, “Is there no one still alive from the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s kindness?” Ziba answered the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is lame in both feet.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:4 - “Where is he?” the king asked. Ziba answered, “He is at the house of Makir son of Ammiel in Lo Debar.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:5 - So King David had him brought from Lo Debar, from the house of Makir son of Ammiel.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:6 - When Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, he bowed down to pay him honor. David said, “Mephibosheth!” “At your service,” he replied.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:7 - “Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:8 - Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:9 - Then the king summoned Ziba, Saul’s steward, and said to him, “I have given your master’s grandson everything that belonged to Saul and his family.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:10 - You and your sons and your servants are to farm the land for him and bring in the crops, so that your master’s grandson may be provided for. And Mephibosheth, grandson of your master, will always eat at my table.” (Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.)

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:11 - Then Ziba said to the king, “Your servant will do whatever my lord the king commands his servant to do.” So Mephibosheth ate at David’s[fn] table like one of the king’s sons.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:12 - Mephibosheth had a young son named Mika, and all the members of Ziba’s household were servants of Mephibosheth.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:13 - And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king’s table; he was lame in both feet.
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