9:1 And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house
of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for a Jonathan's
(a) Because of my oath and promise made to Jonathan,
9:3 And the king said, [Is] there not yet any of the house of
Saul, that I may shew the b kindness of God unto him? And
Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, [which is]
lame on [his] feet.
(b) Such mercy as shall be acceptable to God.
9:5 Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of
Machir, the son of c Ammiel, from Lodebar.
(c) Who was also called Eliam the father of Bathsheba,
9:8 And he bowed himself, and said, What [is] thy servant, that
thou shouldest look upon such d a dead dog as I [am]?
(d) Meaning, a despised person.
9:10 Thou therefore, and e thy sons, and thy servants, shall
till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in [the
fruits], that thy master's son may have food to eat: but
Mephibosheth thy master's son shall eat bread alway at my
table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.
(e) Be ye provident overseers and governors of his lands,
that they may be profitable.
9:11 Then said Ziba unto the king, According to all that my lord
the king hath commanded his servant, so shall thy servant
do. f As for Mephibosheth, [said the king], he shall eat
at my table, as one of the king's sons.
(f) That Mephibosheth may have all things at commandment,
as becomes a king's son.