1And David said, “Is there anyone who is still left from the house of Saul, that I may show him covenant loyalty for Jonathan’s sake?”
2Now there 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?” And he said, “I am your servant.”
3Then the king said, “Is there not still someone of the house of Saul, that I may show the covenant loyalty of God to him?” Ziba said to the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is crippled in both his feet.”
4And the king said to him, “Where is he?” And 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.
7And David said to him, “Do not be afraid, for I will show, yes, show covenant loyalty to you for Jonathan your father’s sake, and will restore to you all the land of Saul your father, and you will eat bread at my table continually.”
9Then the king called to Ziba, Saul’s servant, and said to him, “All that belonged to Saul and to all his house I have given to your lord’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 lord’s son will have bread to eat, but Mephibosheth, your lord’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 tablea 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.