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2 Samuel 9:6-13

David's Kindness to Mephibosheth

6 And n Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan, son of Saul, came to David and fell on his face and paid homage. And David said, "Mephibosheth!" And he answered, "Behold, I am your servant." 7 And David said to him, "Do not fear, i for I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father, and o you shall eat at my table always." 8 And he paid homage and said, "What is your servant, that you should show regard for p a dead dog such as I?"

9 Then the king called Ziba, Saul's servant, and said to him, "All that belonged to Saul and to all his house I have given to your master's grandson. 10 And you and your sons and your servants shall till the land for him and shall bring in the produce, that your master's grandson may have bread to eat. But Mephibosheth your master's grandson o shall always eat at my table." Now Ziba had q fifteen sons and twenty servants. 11 Then Ziba said to the king, "According to all that my lord the king commands his servant, so will your servant do." So Mephibosheth o ate at David's 1 table, like one of the king's sons. 12 And Mephibosheth had a young son, r whose name was Mica. And all who lived in Ziba's house became Mephibosheth's servants. 13 So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for o he ate always at the king's table. Now l he was lame in both his feet.

  1. Cross References
    2 Samuel 16:4
    Then the king said to Ziba, "Behold, all that b...
    2 Samuel 19:24 - 25
    And Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to m...
    2 Samuel 19:30
    And Mephibosheth said to the king, "Oh, let him...
    2 Samuel 21:7
    But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Sa...
    1 Chronicles 8:34
    And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal; and Mer...
    1 Chronicles 9:40
    And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal, and Mer...
  2. Cross References
    2 Samuel 9:1
    And David said, "Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?
  3. Cross References
    2 Samuel 19:28
    For all my father's house were but men doomed to death before my lord the king, but you set your servant among those who eat at your table. What further right have I, then, to cry to the king?
    1 Kings 2:7
    But deal loyally with the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be among those who eat at your table, for with such loyalty they met me when I fled from Absalom your brother.
    2 Kings 25:29
    So Jehoiachin put off his prison garments. And every day of his life he dined regularly at the king's table.
  4. Cross References
    2 Samuel 16:9
    Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, "Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over and take off his head.
    1 Samuel 24:14
    After whom has the king of Israel come out? After whom do you pursue? After a dead dog! After a flea!
  5. Cross References
    2 Samuel 9:7
    And David said to him, "Do not fear, for I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father, and you shall eat at my table always.
  6. Cross References
    2 Samuel 19:17
    And with him were a thousand men from Benjamin. And Ziba the servant of the house of Saul, with his fifteen sons and his twenty servants, rushed down to the Jordan before the king.
  7. Cross References
    2 Samuel 9:7
    And David said to him, "Do not fear, for I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father, and you shall eat at my table always.
  8. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 8:34
    And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal; and Merib-baal was the father of Micah.
  9. Cross References
    2 Samuel 9:7
    And David said to him, "Do not fear, for I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father, and you shall eat at my table always.
  10. Cross References
    2 Samuel 9:3
    And the king said, "Is there not still someone of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God to him?" Ziba said to the king, "There is still a son of Jonathan; he is crippled in his feet.
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