2 Samuel 9:8

8 Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”

Read 2 Samuel 9:8 Using Other Translations

And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?
And he paid homage and said, "What is your servant, that you should show regard for a dead dog such as I?"
Mephibosheth bowed respectfully and exclaimed, “Who is your servant, that you should show such kindness to a dead dog like me?”

What does 2 Samuel 9:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 9:8

And he bowed himself
In token of gratitude, and as a sign of humility, and of the sense he had of his unworthiness to enjoy such a favour:

and said, what [is] thy servant, that thou shouldest look on such a
dead dog as I [am]?
one so mean, and base, and worthless; which he might say with respect to the infirmities of his body, the rejection of his family by the Lord, their attainder of high treason for rebellion against David, and the low circumstances he was brought into and now under; though one of the royal family, the son of a prince, and grandson of a king; such was his humility, and the sense he had of his being undeserving of any favour from the king, and says this with admiration and astonishment.

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