2 Samuel 9

1 And Dawid said, “Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan (Yehonatan)’s sake?”

2 And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. “And when they had called him unto Dawid, the king said unto him, “Are you Ziba?” And he said, “Your 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 (Elohim) unto him?” And Ziba said unto the king, “Jonathan (Yehonatan) hath yet a son, who 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 Dawid sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar.

6 Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan (Yehonatan), the son of Saul, was come unto Dawid, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And Dawid said, “Mephibosheth.” And he answered, “Behold your servant!”

7 And Dawid said unto him, “Fear not, for I will surely shew you kindness for Jonathan (Yehonatan) your father’s sake, and will restore you all the land of Saul your father; and you shalt eat bread at my table continually.”

8 And he bowed himself, and said, “What is your servant, that you 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 your master’s son all that pertained to Saul and to all his house.

10 You therefore, and your sons, and your servants, shall till the land for him, and you shalt bring in the fruits, that your master’s son may have food to eat; but Mephibosheth your master’s son shall eat bread always at my table.” Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.

11 Then said Ziba unto the king, “According to all that my lord (adoni) the king hath commanded his servant, so shall your 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 (Yerushalayim), for he did eat continually at the king’s table; and was lame on both his feet.