Then Davidsaid, "Is thereyetaanyoneleft of the house of Saul, 1that I may show him kindness for Jonathan'ssake?"
Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was Ziba, and they called him to David; and the kingsaid to him, "Are you 2Ziba?" And he said, "I am your servant."
The kingsaid, "Is there not yetanyone of the house of Saul to whom I may show the 3kindness of God?" And Zibasaid to the king, "4There is still a son of Jonathan who is crippled in both feet."
So the kingsaid to him, "Where is he?" And Zibasaid to the king, "Behold, he is 5in the house of Machir the son of Ammiel in Lo-debar."
Then KingDavidsent and brought him from the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, from Lo-debar.
66Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, came to David and 7fell on his face and prostrated himself. And Davidsaid, "Mephibosheth." And he said, "Here is your servant!"
7Davidsaid to him, "Do not fear, for 8I will surelyshowkindness to you for the sake of your fatherJonathan, and 9will restore to you all the bland of your cgrandfatherSaul; and 10you shall deat at my tableregularly."
Again he prostrated himself and said, "What is your servant, that you should regard11a deaddoglike me?"
Then the kingcalledSaul'sservantZiba and said to him, "12All that belonged to Saul and to all his house I have given to your master'segrandson.
"You and your sons and your servants shall cultivate the land for him, and you shall bring in the produce so that your master'sgrandson may havefood; nevertheless 13Mephibosheth your master'sgrandson14shall feat at my tableregularly." Now Ziba had fifteensons and twentyservants.
Then Zibasaid to the king, "According 15to all that my lord the kingcommands his servantso your servant will do." So Mephiboshethate at gDavid's table as one of the king'ssons.
12Mephibosheth had a youngson whose name was Mica. And all who lived in the house of Ziba were servants to Mephibosheth.
So Mephiboshethlived in Jerusalem, for 16he ate at the king'stableregularly. Now 17he was lame in bothfeet.