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9 David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”g
2 Now there was a servant of Saul’s household named Ziba.h They summoned him to appear before David, and the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?”
“At your service,” he replied.
Ziba answered, “He is at the house of Makirk son of Ammiel in Lo Debar.”
6 When Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, he bowed down to pay him honor.l
David said, “Mephibosheth!”
“At your service,” he replied.
7 “Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan.m I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.n”
9 Then the king summoned Ziba, Saul’s steward, and said to him, “I have given your master’s grandson everything that belonged to Saul and his family. 10 You and your sons and your servants are to farm the land for him and bring in the crops, so that your master’s grandsonq may be provided for. And Mephibosheth, grandson of your master, will always eat at my table.” (Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.)
12 Mephibosheth had a young son named Mika, and all the members of Ziba’s household were servants of Mephibosheth.s 13 And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king’s table; he was lame in both feet.
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