2 Samuel 9

Thomson(i) 1 And David said, Is there any yet left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan's sake? 2 Now there was a servant of the house of Saul, whose name was Siba. So they called him to David. And the king said to him, Art thou Siba? And he said, I am thy servant. 3 Then the king said to him, Is there any man yet left of the house of Saul, that I may treat him with all the kindness possible? And when Siba said to the king, There is still a son of Jonathan who is disabled in his feet, 4 the king said to Siba, Where is he? And Siba said to the king, Behold at the house of Machir, son of Amiel of Lodabar. 5 Thereupon king David sent for him from the house of Machir, son of Amiel of Lodabar. 6 And when Memphibosthe son of Jonathan, son of Saul was brought before king David, he fell on his face, and made obeisance to him. And when David said to him, Memphibosthe! He said, Here am I thy servant. 7 Then David said to him, Fear not; for I will indeed deal kindly with thee, for Jonathan thy father's sake, and restore thee all the fields of Saul thy grandfather, and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually. 8 Upon which Memphibosthe bowed down, and said, Who am I thy servant, that thou shouldst look on such a dead dog as I am? 9 Then the king called Siba, the servant of Saul, and said to him, All that belong to Saul and his house I have given to thy master's son. 10 Therefore work thou the land for him; both thou and thy sons, and thy servants; and thou shalt bring in provisions for thy master's son, that he may have bread to eat. And Memphibosthe, thy master's son, shall eat bread continually at my table. Now Siba had fifteen sons, and twenty servants. 11 And Siba said to the king, According to all that the king hath commanded his servant, so will thy servant do. So Memphibosthe ate at David's table, like one of the king's sons; 12 and Memphibosthe had a young son whose name was Micha; and all the family of the house of Siba were servants of Memphibosthe. 13 And Memphibosthe dwelt at Jerusalem, for he ate continually at the king's table, and was lame in both his feet.