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2 Samuel 9:1 ASV
And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?
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2 Samuel 9:1 BBE
And David said, Is there still anyone of Saul's family living, so that I may be a friend to him, because of Jonathan?
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2 Samuel 9:1 CEB
David asked, "Is there anyone from Saul's family still alive that I could show faithful love for Jonathan's sake?" "Are you Ziba?" the king asked him. "At your service!" he answered.
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2 Samuel 9:1 CJB
David inquired, "Is there anyone still alive from the family of Sha'ul, to whom, for Y'honatan's sake, I can show kindness?"
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2 Samuel 9:1 RHE
And David said: Is there any one, think you, left of the house of Saul, that I may shew kindness to him for Jonathan’s sake?
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2 Samuel 9:1 ESV
And David said, "Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?"
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2 Samuel 9:1 GW
David asked, "Is there anyone left in Saul's family to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan's sake?"
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2 Samuel 9:1 GNT
One day David asked, "Is there anyone left of Saul's family? If there is, I would like to show him kindness for Jonathan's sake."
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2 Samuel 9:1 HNV
David said, Is there yet any who is left of the house of Sha'ul, that I may show him kindness for Yonatan's sake?
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2 Samuel 9:1 CSB
David asked, "Is there anyone remaining from Saul's family I can show kindness to because of Jonathan?"
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2 Samuel 9:1 KJV
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?
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2 Samuel 9:1 LEB
Then David said, "[Is] there still anyone who [is] left for the house of Saul that I may show loyal love to him for the sake of Jonathan?"
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2 Samuel 9:1 NAS
Then David said, "Is there yet anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?"
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2 Samuel 9:1 NCV
David asked, "Is anyone still left in Saul's family? I want to show kind- ness to that person for Jonathan's sake!"
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2 Samuel 9:1 NIRV
David asked, "Is anyone left from the royal house of Saul? If there is, I want to be kind to him because of Jonathan."
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2 Samuel 9:1 NIV
David asked, "Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan's sake?"
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2 Samuel 9:1 NKJV
Now David said, "Is there still anyone who is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?"
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2 Samuel 9:1 NLT
One day David began wondering if anyone in Saul's family was still alive, for he had promised Jonathan that he would show kindness to them.
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2 Samuel 9:1 NRS
David asked, "Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul to whom I may show kindness for Jonathan's sake?"
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2 Samuel 9:1 RSV
And David said, "Is there still any one left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?"
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2 Samuel 9:1 DBY
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?
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2 Samuel 9:1 MSG
One day David asked, "Is there anyone left of Saul's family? If so, I'd like to show him some kindness in honor of Jonathan."
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2 Samuel 9:1 WBT
And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?
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2 Samuel 9:1 TMB
And David said, "Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?"
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2 Samuel 9:1 TNIV
David asked, "Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan's sake?"
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2 Samuel 9:1 WEB
David said, Is there yet any who is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?
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2 Samuel 9:1 WYC
And David said, Whether any man is, that (is) left of the house of Saul, that I do mercy with him for Jonathan? (And David asked, Is there any man who is left of Saul's family, to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan's sake?)
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2 Samuel 9:1 YLT
And David saith, `Is there yet any left to the house of Saul, and I do with him kindness because of Jonathan?'
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2 Samuel 9 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 9

David sends for Mephibosheth. (1-8) And provides for him. (9-13)

Verses 1-8 Amidst numerous affairs we are apt to forget the gratitude we owe, and the engagements we are under, not only to our friends, but to God himself. Yet persons of real godliness will have no rest till they have discharged them. And the most proper objects of kindness and charity, frequently will not be found without inquiry. Jonathan was David's sworn friend, therefore he shows kindness to his son Mephibosheth. God is faithful to us; let us not be unfaithful to one another. If Providence has raised us, and our friends and their families are brought low, we must look upon that as giving us the fairer opportunity of being kind to them.

Verses 9-13 As David was a type of Christ, his Lord and Son, his Root and Offspring, let his kindness to Mephibosheth remind us of the kindness and love of God our Saviour to fallen man, to whom he was under no obligation, as David was to Jonathan. The Son of God seeks this lost and ruined race, who sought not after him. He comes to seek and to save them!

2 Samuel 9 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 9

2 Samuel 9:1-12 . DAVID SENDS FOR MEPHIBOSHETH.

1-7. David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul--On inquiry, Saul's land steward was found, who gave information that there still survived Mephibosheth, a son of Jonathan who was five years old at his father's death, and whom David, then wandering in exile, had never seen. His lameness ( 2 Samuel 4:4 ) had prevented him from taking any part in the public contests of the time. Besides, according to Oriental notions, the younger son of a crowned monarch has a preferable claim to the succession over the son of a mere heir-apparent; and hence his name was never heard of as the rival of his uncle Ish-bosheth. His insignificance had led to his being lost sight of, and it was only through Ziba that David learned of his existence, and the retired life he passed with one of the great families in trans-jordanic Canaan who remained attached to the fallen dynasty. Mephibosheth was invited to court, and a place at the royal table on public days was assigned him, as is still the custom with Eastern monarchs. Saul's family estate, which had fallen to David in right of his wife ( Numbers 27:8 ), or been forfeited to the crown by Ish-bosheth's rebellion ( 2 Samuel 12:8 ), was provided ( 2 Samuel 9:11 ; also 2 Samuel 19:28 ), for enabling Mephibosheth to maintain an establishment suitable to his rank, and Ziba appointed steward to manage it, on the condition of receiving one-half of the produce in remuneration for his labor and expense, while the other moiety was to be paid as rent to the owner of the land ( 2 Samuel 19:29 ).

10. Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants--The mention of his sons and the slaves in his house was to show that Mephibosheth would be honored with an equipage "as one of the king's sons."

12. Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Micah--Whether born before or after his residence in Jerusalem, cannot be ascertained. But through him the name and memory of the excellent Jonathan was preserved (see 1 Chronicles 8:34 1 Chronicles 8:35 , 1 Chronicles 9:40 1 Chronicles 9:41 ).