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
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
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.
Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar.
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!
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.
And he bowed himself, and said, What is
thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am