And whenDavid was a littlepast the top of the hill, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of assessaddled, and uponthem two hundredloaves of bread, and an hundredbunches of raisins, and an hundred of summerfruits, and a bottle of wine.
And the kingsaiduntoZiba, Whatmeanestthou by these? And Zibasaid, The asses be for the king’shousehold to ride on; and the bread and summerfruit for the young men to eat; and the wine, thatsuch as be faint in the wilderness may drink.
The LORDhathreturneduponthee all the blood of the house of Saul, in whosesteadthouhastreigned; and the LORDhathdelivered the kingdominto the hand of Absalom thy son: and, behold, thou art taken in thy mischief, becausethou art a bloody man.
And Davidsaid to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, whichcameforth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how muchmore now may thisBenjamite do it? let him alone, and let him curse; for the LORDhathbidden him.
And AhithophelsaiduntoAbsalom, Go in unto thy father’sconcubines, which he hathleft to keep the house; and all Israelshallhearthatthou art abhorred of thy father: thenshall the hands of all that are withthee be strong.