Compare Translations for 2 Samuel 9:13

2 Samuel 9:13 ASV
So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem; for he did eat continually at the king's table. And he was lame in both his feet.
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2 Samuel 9:13 BBE
So Mephibosheth went on living in Jerusalem; for he took all his meals at the king's table; and he had not the use of his feet.
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2 Samuel 9:13 CEB
Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king's table. He was crippled in both feet.
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2 Samuel 9:13 CJB
But M'fivoshet lived in Yerushalayim; he always ate at the king's table, and he was lame in both legs.
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2 Samuel 9:13 RHE
But Miphiboseth dwelt in Jerusalem: because he ate always of the king’s table: and he was lame of both feet.
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2 Samuel 9:13 ESV
So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for he ate always at the king's table. Now he was lame in both his feet.
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2 Samuel 9:13 GW
However, Mephibosheth, who was disabled, lived in Jerusalem. He always ate at the king's table.
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2 Samuel 9:13 GNT
So Mephibosheth, who was crippled in both feet, lived in Jerusalem, eating all his meals at the king's table.
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2 Samuel 9:13 HNV
So Mefivoshet lived in Yerushalayim; for he ate continually at the king's table. He was lame in both his feet.
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2 Samuel 9:13 CSB
However, Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem because he always ate at the king's table. He was lame in both feet.
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2 Samuel 9:13 KJV
So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king's table; and was lame on both his feet.
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2 Samuel 9:13 LEB
And Mephibosheth [was] living in Jerusalem, because he [was] continually eating at the table of the king, [even though] he [was] lame in both of his feet.
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2 Samuel 9:13 NAS
So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for he ate at the king's table regularly. Now he was lame in both feet.
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2 Samuel 9:13 NCV
Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king's table. And he was crippled in both feet.
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2 Samuel 9:13 NIRV
Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem. The king always provided what he needed. Both of his feet were hurt.
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2 Samuel 9:13 NIV
And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king's table, and he was crippled in both feet.
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2 Samuel 9:13 NKJV
So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem, for he ate continually at the king's table. And he was lame in both his feet.
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2 Samuel 9:13 NLT
And Mephibosheth, who was crippled in both feet, moved to Jerusalem to live at the palace.
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2 Samuel 9:13 NRS
Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for he always ate at the king's table. Now he was lame in both his feet.
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2 Samuel 9:13 RSV
So Mephib'osheth dwelt in Jerusalem; for he ate always at the king's table. Now he was lame in both his feet.
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2 Samuel 9:13 DBY
So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem; for he did eat continually at the king's table. And he was lame on both his feet.
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2 Samuel 9:13 MSG
Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, taking all his meals at the king's table. He was lame in both feet.
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2 Samuel 9:13 WBT
So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he ate continually at the king's table; and was lame in both his feet.
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2 Samuel 9:13 TMB
So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem, for he ate continually at the king's table, and was lame in both his feet.
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2 Samuel 9:13 TNIV
And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king's table; he was lame in both feet.
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2 Samuel 9:13 WEB
So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem; for he ate continually at the king's table. He was lame in both his feet.
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2 Samuel 9:13 WYC
And Mephibosheth dwelled in Jerusalem; for he ate continually of the king's board, and was crooked, or halt, on either foot. (And so Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem; and he always ate at the king's table, and he was lame, or crippled, in both feet.)
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2 Samuel 9:13 YLT
And Mephibosheth is dwelling in Jerusalem, for at the table of the king he is eating continually, and he [is] lame of his two feet.
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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 ).