- And Dauid said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindnesse for Ionathans sake?
- And there was of the house of Saul, a seruant whose name was Ziba: and when they had called him vnto Dauid, the king said vnto him, Art thou Ziba?
And he said, Thy seruant is he.
- And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindnesse of God vnto him?
and Ziba said vnto the king, Ionathan hath yet a sonne, which is lame on his feete.
- And the king saide vnto him, Where is hee?
and Ziba said vnto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir the sonne of Ammiel, in Lodebar.
- Then king Dauid sent, and fet him out of the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar.
- Now when Mephibosheth the sonne of Ionathan the sonne of Saul, was come vnto Dauid, hee fell on his face, and did reuerence: and Dauid said, Mephibosheth!
And he answered, Behold thy seruant.
- And Dauid saide vnto him, Feare not;
for I will surely shew thee kindnesse, for Ionathan thy fathers sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father, and thou shalt eate bread at my table continually.
- And hee bowed himselfe, and saide, What is thy seruant, that thou shouldest looke vpon such a dead dogge as I am?
- Then the king called to Ziba Sauls seruant, and said vnto him, I haue giuen vnto thy masters sonne all that pertained to Saul, and to all his house.
- Thou therefore and thy sonnes, and thy seruants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in the fruits, that thy masters sonne may haue food to eate: but Mephibosheth thy masters sonne shall eat bread alway at my table.
Now Ziba had fifteene sonnes, and twenty seruants.
- Then saide Ziba vnto the king, According to all that my lord the king hath commanded his seruant, so shall thy seruant doe: as for Mephibosheth, said the King, he shall eate at my table, as one of the kings sonnes.
- And Mephibosheth had a yong sonne whose name was Micha: and all that dwelt in the house of Ziba, were seruants vnto Mephibosheth.
- So Mephibosheth dwelt in Ierusalem: for hee did eate continually at the kings table, and was lame on both his feete.