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2 Samuel 9:12 ASV
And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Mica. And all that dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants unto Mephibosheth.
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2 Samuel 9:12 BBE
And Mephibosheth had a young son named Mica. And all the people living in the house of Ziba were servants to Mephibosheth.
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2 Samuel 9:12 CEB
Mephibosheth had a young son named Mica. All who lived in Ziba's household became Mephibosheth's servants.
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2 Samuel 9:12 CJB
M'fivoshet had a young son whose name was Mikha. Everyone living in Tziva's house was a servant of M'fivoshet.
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2 Samuel 9:12 RHE
And Miphiboseth had a young son whose name was Micha: and all that kindred of the house of Siba served Miphiboseth.
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2 Samuel 9:12 ESV
And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Mica. And all who lived in Ziba's house became Mephibosheth's servants.
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2 Samuel 9:12 GW
Mephibosheth had a young son whose name was Mica. Everyone who lived at Ziba's home became Mephibosheth's servant.
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2 Samuel 9:12 GNT
Mephibosheth had a young son named Mica. All the members of Ziba's family became servants of Mephibosheth.
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2 Samuel 9:12 HNV
Mefivoshet had a young son, whose name was Mikha. All that lived in the house of Tziva were servants to Mefivoshet.
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2 Samuel 9:12 CSB
Mephibosheth had a young son whose name was Mica. All those living in Ziba's house were Mephibosheth's servants.
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2 Samuel 9:12 KJV
And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Micha. And all that dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants unto Mephibosheth.
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2 Samuel 9:12 LEB
Now Mephibosheth had a young son whose name [was] Micah, and all of the dwelling of the household of Ziba [became] servants for Mephibosheth.
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2 Samuel 9:12 NAS
Mephibosheth had a young son whose name was Mica. And all who lived in the house of Ziba were servants to Mephibosheth.
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2 Samuel 9:12 NCV
Mephibosheth had a young son named Mica. Everyone in Ziba's family became Mephibosheth's servants.
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2 Samuel 9:12 NIRV
Mephibosheth had a young son named Mica. All of the members of Ziba's family became servants of Mephibosheth.
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2 Samuel 9:12 NIV
Mephibosheth had a young son named Mica, and all the members of Ziba's household were servants of Mephibosheth.
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2 Samuel 9:12 NKJV
Mephibosheth had a young son whose name was Micha. And all who dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants of Mephibosheth.
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2 Samuel 9:12 NLT
Mephibosheth had a young son named Mica. And from then on, all the members of Ziba's household were Mephibosheth's servants.
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2 Samuel 9:12 NRS
Mephibosheth had a young son whose name was Mica. And all who lived in Ziba's house became Mephibosheth's servants.
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2 Samuel 9:12 RSV
And Mephib'osheth had a young son, whose name was Mica. And all who dwelt in Ziba's house became Mephib'osheth's servants.
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2 Samuel 9:12 DBY
And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Mica. And all who dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants to Mephibosheth.
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2 Samuel 9:12 MSG
Mephibosheth also had a small son named Mica. All who were part of Ziba's household were now the servants of Mephibosheth.
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2 Samuel 9:12 WBT
And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name [was] Micah. And all that dwelt in the house of Ziba [were] servants to Mephibosheth.
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2 Samuel 9:12 TMB
And Mephibosheth had a young son whose name was Micha. And all who dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants unto Mephibosheth.
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2 Samuel 9:12 TNIV
Mephibosheth had a young son named Mika, and all the members of Ziba's household were servants of Mephibosheth.
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2 Samuel 9:12 WEB
Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Mica. All that lived in the house of Ziba were servants to Mephibosheth.
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2 Samuel 9:12 WYC
And Mephibosheth had a little son, Micha by name; and all the family of the house of Ziba served Mephibosheth.
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2 Samuel 9:12 YLT
And Mephibosheth hath a young son, and his name [is] Micha, and every one dwelling in the house of Ziba [are] servants to Mephibosheth.
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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 ).