2 Samuel 9:13

13 And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king’s table; he was lame in both feet.

2 Samuel 9:13 in Other Translations

KJV
13 So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king's table; and was lame on both his feet.
ESV
13 So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for he ate always at the king's table. Now he was lame in both his feet.
NLT
13 And Mephibosheth, who was crippled in both feet, lived in Jerusalem and ate regularly at the king’s table.
MSG
13 Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, taking all his meals at the king's table. He was lame in both feet.
CSB
13 However, Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem because he always ate at the king's table. He was lame in both feet.

2 Samuel 9:13 Meaning and Commentary

2 Samuel 9:13

So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem
Either in some apartments in the king's palace, or in some house in the city provided for him; for he returned not to Lodebar, nor to any mansion house upon the estate, of Saul restored unto him:

for he did eat continually at the king's table;
to which he was invited, and he accepted of:

and was lame on both his feet;
or "though" he was F14, yet this was no objection to David, he admitted him notwithstanding his infirmity; nor any obstruction to Mephibosheth, who found ways and means to be carried to the king's table daily.


FOOTNOTES:

F14 (awhw) "quamvis esset", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; so Patrick.

2 Samuel 9:13 In-Context

11 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’s table like one of the king’s sons.
12 Mephibosheth had a young son named Mika, and all the members of Ziba’s household were servants of Mephibosheth.
13 And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king’s table; he was lame in both feet.