King James Version2 Samuel9

2 Samuel

1 And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kind­ness for Jonathan's sake? 2 And there was of the house of Saul a ser­vant whose name was Zi­ba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Zi­ba? And he said, Thy ser­vant is he. 3 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kind­ness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet. 4 And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Be­hold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Am­miel, in Lode­bar. 5 Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Am­miel, from Lode­bar. 6 Now when Mephi­bosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did rev­er­ence. And David said, Mephi­bosheth. And he an­swered, Be­hold thy ser­vant! 7 And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will sure­ly shew thee kind­ness for Jonathan thy father's sake, and will re­store thee all the land of Saul thy fa­ther; and thou shalt eat bread at my table con­tin­u­al­ly. 8 And he bowed him­self, and said, What is thy ser­vant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am? 9 Then the king called to Zi­ba, Saul's ser­vant, and said unto him, I have giv­en unto thy master's son all that per­tained to Saul and to all his house. 10 Thou there­fore, and thy sons, and thy ser­vants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in the fruits, that thy master's son may have food to eat: but Mephi­bosheth thy master's son shall eat bread al­way at my table. Now Ziba had fif­teen sons and twen­ty ser­vants. 11 Then said Ziba unto the king, Ac­cord­ing to all that my lord the king hath com­mand­ed his ser­vant, so shall thy ser­vant do. As for Mephi­bosheth, ­said the king, he shall eat at my table, as one of the king's sons. 12 And Mephi­bosheth had a young son, whose name was Micha. And all that dwelt in the house of Ziba were ser­vants unto Mephi­bosheth. 13 So Mephi­bosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat con­tin­u­al­ly at the king's table; and was lame on both his feet.