So King David had him brought from Lo Debar, from the house of Makir son of Ammiel.
When Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, he bowed down to pay him honor.1 David said, "Mephibosheth!" "Your servant," he replied.
"Don't be afraid," David said to him, "for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan.2 I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.3"
Mephibosheth4 bowed down and said, "What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog5 like me?"
Then the king summoned Ziba, Saul's servant, and said to him, "I have given your master's grandson everything that belonged to Saul and his family.
You and your sons and your servants are to farm the land for him and bring in the crops, so that your master's grandson6 may be provided for. And Mephibosheth, grandson of your master, will always eat at my table." (Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.)
Then Ziba said to the king, "Your servant will do whatever my lord the king commands his servant to do." So Mephibosheth ate at David'sa table like one of the king's sons.712
Mephibosheth had a young son named Mica, and all the members of Ziba's household were servants of Mephibosheth.813
And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king's table, and he was crippled in both feet.