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David's Kindness to Mephibosheth

1And David said, “Is there anyone who is still left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”
  2There was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba, and they called him to David; and the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?”

He said, “Your servant is he.”
 

3The king said, “Is there not still someone of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God to him?”

Ziba said to the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is crippled in both his feet.”
 

4The king said to him, “Where is he?” Ziba said to the king, “Behold, he is in Lo Debar, in the house of Machir the son of Ammiel.”
  5Then king David sent and brought him out of the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, from Lo Debar.
 

6Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David and fell on his face and showed respect. David said, “Mephibosheth.”

He answered, “Behold, your servant!”
 

7David said to him, “Do not be afraid, for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father’s sake, and will restore to you all the land of Saul your father. You will eat bread at my table continually.”
 

8He bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should look on such a dead dog as I am?”
 

9Then the king called to Ziba, Saul’s servant, and said to him, “All that pertained to Saul and to all his house I have given to your master’s son.
  10You are to till the land for him, you and your sons and your servants; and you are to bring in the harvest so that your master’s son may have bread to eat; but Mephibosheth, your master’s son, is to always eat bread at my table.” Now Ziba had 15 sons and twenty servants.
 

11Then Ziba said to the king, “According to all that my lord the king commands his servant, so your servant will do.”

So Mephibosheth ate at the king’s table like one of the king’s sons.
  12Mephibosheth had a young son whose name was Mica. All that lived in the house of Ziba were servants to Mephibosheth.
  13So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for he ate at the king’s table continually. And he was lame in both his feet.
 


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