2 Samuel 9


David Shows Kindness to Saul's House

1And David said, Is there anyone still left from the house of Saul, that I should perform with him an act of mercy because of Jonathan? 2And from the house of Saul was a servant; and the name to him was Ziba. And they called him to David. And [3said 4to 5him 1the 2king], You are Ziba? And he said, Your servant. 3And [3said 1the 2king], Is there left any man from the house of Saul, that I should perform with him an act of mercy of God? And Ziba said to the king, There still is a son to Jonathan being stricken of the feet. 4And [3said 4to him 1the 2king], Where is this one? And Ziba said to the king, Behold, in the house of Machir, son of Ammiel. of Lo-debar. 5And [3sent 1king 2David], and took him from out of the house of Machir, son of Ammiel, of Lo-debar. 6And [6comes 1Mephibosheth 2son 3of Jonathan 4son 5of Saul] to king David. And he fell upon his face and did obeisance to him. And [2said 3to him 1David], Mephibosheth! And he said, Behold, your servant. 7And [2said 3to him 1David], Do not fear, for by dealing with you I shall execute with you an act of mercy because of Jonathan your father, and I will restore to you all the fields of Saul, the father of your father. And you shall eat bread at my table always. 8And he did obeisance to him, and said, Who am I your servant, that you looked upon the [2dog 1dying] likened to me. 9And [3called 1the 2king] Ziba, the servant of Saul, and said to him, All as much as is to Saul, and [2entire 3house 1his], I have given to the son of your master. 10And [2shall work 5for him 3the 4land 1you], and your sons, and your servants. And you shall carry in to the son of your master bread loaves, and he shall eat. And Mephibosheth son of your master shall eat bread always at my table. And to Ziba were fifteen sons and twenty servants. 11And Ziba said to the king, According to all as much as [4gives charge 1my master 2the 3king] to his servant, so shall [2do 1your servant]. And Mephibosheth ate at the table of David as one of the sons of the king. 12And to Mephibosheth [3son 2a small 1there was], and the name to name was Micha. And all the household of the house of Ziba were servants to Mephibosheth. 13And Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem, for at the table of the king he ate always. And he was lame of both of his feet.
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