2 Samuel 9
David by Ziba sendeth for Mephibosheth.
2 Samuel 9:1 And Dauid said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindnesse for Ionathans sake? 2 Samuel 9:2 And there was of the house of Saul, a seruant whose name was Ziba: and when they had called him vnto Dauid, the king said vnto him, [Art] thou Ziba? And he said, Thy seruant [is he]. 2 Samuel 9:3 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindnesse of God vnto him? and Ziba said vnto the king, Ionathan hath yet a sonne, which is lame on his feete. 2 Samuel 9:4 And the king saide vnto him, Where [is] hee? and Ziba said vnto the king, Behold, he [is] in the house of Machir the sonne of Ammiel, in Lodebar.
2 Samuel 9:5 Then king Dauid sent, and fet him out of the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar. 2 Samuel 9:6 Now when Mephibosheth the sonne of Ionathan the sonne of Saul, was come vnto Dauid, hee fell on his face, and did reuerence: and Dauid said, Mephibosheth! And he answered, Behold thy seruant.
For Jonathan's sake he entertaineth him at his table, and restoreth him all that was Saul's.
2 Samuel 9:7 And Dauid saide vnto him, Feare not; for I will surely shew thee kindnesse, for Ionathan thy fathers sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father, and thou shalt eate bread at my table continually. 2 Samuel 9:8 And hee bowed himselfe, and saide, What [is] thy seruant, that thou shouldest looke vpon such a dead dogge as I [am]?
He maketh Ziba his farmer.
2 Samuel 9:9 Then the king called to Ziba Sauls seruant, and said vnto him, I haue giuen vnto thy masters sonne all that pertained to Saul, and to all his house. 2 Samuel 9:10 Thou therefore and thy sonnes, and thy seruants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in [the fruits], that thy masters sonne may haue food to eate: but Mephibosheth thy masters sonne shall eat bread alway at my table. Now Ziba had fifteene sonnes, and twenty seruants. 2 Samuel 9:11 Then saide Ziba vnto the king, According to all that my lord the king hath commanded his seruant, so shall thy seruant doe: as for Mephibosheth, [said the King], he shall eate at my table, as one of the kings sonnes. 2 Samuel 9:12 And Mephibosheth had a yong sonne whose name [was] Micha: and all that dwelt in the house of Ziba, [were] seruants vnto Mephibosheth. 2 Samuel 9:13 So Mephibosheth dwelt in Ierusalem: for hee did eate continually at the kings table, and was lame on both his feete.