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 2 Samuel 9:1 - 13
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   Book of 2 Samuel
   Chapter 9
9:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David asked, "Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan's sake?"
 
9:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now there was a servant of Saul's household named Ziba. They called him to appear before David, and the king said to him, "Are you Ziba?" "Your servant," he replied.
 
9:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The king asked, "Is there no one still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show God's kindness?" Ziba answered the king, "There is still a son of Jonathan; he is crippled in both feet."
 
9:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Where is he?" the king asked. Ziba answered, "He is at the house of Makir son of Ammiel in Lo Debar."
 
9:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So King David had him brought from Lo Debar, from the house of Makir son of Ammiel.
 
9:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, he bowed down to pay him honor. David said, "Mephibosheth!" "Your servant," he replied.
 
9:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Don't be afraid," David said to him, "for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table."
 
9:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Mephibosheth bowed down and said, "What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?"
 
9:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then the king summoned Ziba, Saul's servant, and said to him, "I have given your master's grandson everything that belonged to Saul and his family.
 
9:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
You and your sons and your servants are to farm the land for him and bring in the crops, so that your master's grandson may be provided for. And Mephibosheth, grandson of your master, will always eat at my table." (Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.)
 
9:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Ziba said to the king, "Your servant will do whatever my lord the king commands his servant to do." So Mephibosheth ate at David's F27 table like one of the king's sons.
 
9:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Mephibosheth had a young son named Mica, and all the members of Ziba's household were servants of Mephibosheth.
 
9:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king's table, and he was crippled in both feet.
 

FOOTNOTES:
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