In verse 7 we read that David "spared" Mephibosheth from the Gibeonites, then in verse 8 we read he delivered him (along with 6 others) into the hands of the Gibeonites to be hanged.
2 Samuel 21:7 - 8
NKJV - 7 But the king spared Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, because of the LORD's oath that was between them, between David and Jonathan the son of Saul. 8 So the king took Armoni and Mephibosheth, the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bore to Saul, and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul, whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite.
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Thank you, Jill, Brian and John, for the clarification on there being two Mephibosheths. I read, and re-read these verses and still could not come to an understanding of it; all of your comments have cleared this up.
Yes, I too want to thank you for the clarification, which is clear about two Mephibosheths.
Thank you guys.