2 Samuel 9

1 David said, Is there yet any who is left of the house of Sha'ul, that I may show him kindness for Yonatan's sake?
2 There was of the house of Sha'ul a servant whose name was Tziva, and they called him to David; and the king said to him, Are you Tziva? He said, Your servant is he.
3 The king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Sha'ul, that I may show the kindness of God to him? Tziva said to the king, Yonatan has yet a son, who is lame of his feet.
4 The king said to him, Where is he? Tziva said to the king, Behold, he is in the house of Makhir the son of `Ammi'el, in Lo-Devar.
5 Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Makhir the son of `Ammi'el, from Lo-Devar.
6 Mefivoshet, the son of Yonatan, the son of Sha'ul, came to David, and fell on his face, and did obeisance. David said, Mefivoshet. He answered, Behold, your servant!
7 David said to him, "Don't be afraid of him; for I will surely show you kindness for Yonatan your father's sake, and will restore you all the land of Sha'ul your father; and you shall eat bread at my table continually.
8 He did obeisance, and said, What is your servant, that you should look on such a dead dog as I am?
9 Then the king called to Tziva, Sha'ul's servant, and said to him, All that pertained to Sha'ul and to all his house have I given to your master's son.
10 You shall till the land for him, you, and your sons, and your servants; and you shall bring in [the fruits], that your master's son may have bread to eat: but Mefivoshet your master's son shall eat bread always at my table. Now Tziva had fifteen sons and twenty servants.
11 Then said Tziva to the king, According to all that my lord the king commands his servant, so shall your servant do. As for Mefivoshet, [said the king], he shall eat at my table, as one of the king's sons.
12 Mefivoshet had a young son, whose name was Mikha. All that lived in the house of Tziva were servants to Mefivoshet.
13 So Mefivoshet lived in Yerushalayim; for he ate continually at the king's table. He was lame in both his feet.