2 Samuel 9
David by Ziba sendeth for Mephibosheth.
2 Samuel 9:1 And Dauid sayd: is there yet any man left of þe house of Saul? For I will shew hym mercye for Ionathas sake. 2 Samuel 9:2 And there was of þe houshold of Saul a seruaunt whose name was Ziba: & whan they had called hym vnto Dauid, the kyng sayd vnto him: art thou Ziba? He sayd: thy seruaunt is he. 2 Samuel 9:3 And þe kyng sayde: remayneth ther yet any man of þe house of Saul, whom I maye shew the mercye of God vpon? Ziba answered the kynge: Ionathas hath yet a sonne, which is lame on his fete. 2 Samuel 9:4 The king sayd vnto him where is he? Ziba sayd vnto the kynge: behold, he is in the house of Machir þe sonne of Amiel of Lodeber.
2 Samuel 9:5 Then kyng Dauid sent, & fett hym out of the house of Machir the sonne of Amiel, out of the Lodeber. 2 Samuel 9:6 Now when Miphiboseth the sonne of Ionathas, þe sonne of Saul was come vnto Dauid, he fell on his face, and did reuerence. And the kyng sayde: Miphiboseth? He answered: Behold thy seruaunt.
For Jonathan's sake he entertaineth him at his table, and restoreth him all that was Saul's.
2 Samuel 9:7 Dauid sayde vnto him: feare not, for I will surely shew the kindnesse for Ionathas thy fathers sake, & will restore þe all the feldes of Saul thy father, & þu shalt eate bred on myne awne table continually. 2 Samuel 9:8 And he bowed hym self, and sayde: what is thy seruaunt, that thou shuldest vouchesafe to loke vpon soche a deed dogg as I am?
He maketh Ziba his farmer.
2 Samuel 9:9 Then the kyng called vnto Ziba Sauls young man & sayd vnto him: I haue geuen vnto thy masters sonne, all that pertayned to Saul and to all his house. 2 Samuel 9:10 Se therfore þt thou, & thy sonnes and thy seruauntes tyll the lande, and bryng in, that thy masters sonne maye haue fode to eate. But Miphiboseth thy masters sonne shal eate bred allwaye vpon my table. For Ziba had fiftene sonnes and twentye seruauntes. 2 Samuel 9:11 Then sayd Ziba vnto the kyng: According to all þt my Lord the kyng hath commaunded his seruaunt, so shall thy seruaunt do. Well (sayd þe kyng) Miphiboseth shall eate vpon my table, as one of the kynges sonnes. 2 Samuel 9:12 Miphiboseth had a sonne that was younge, named Micha, and all that dwelled in the house of Ziba were seruauntes vnto Miphiboseth. 2 Samuel 9:13 And Miphiboseth dwelt in Ierusalem, for he dyd eate euer at the kynges table, and was lame on both his fete.