Bible, King James Version
 And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the
house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan's
 And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose
name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king
said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he.
 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house
of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba
said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his
 And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said
unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of
Ammiel, in Lo-debar.
 Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house
of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lo-debar.
 Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of
Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did
reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold
 And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely
shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father's sake, and will
restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat
bread at my table continually.
 And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant,
that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?
 Then the king called to Ziba, Saul's servant, and said
unto him, I have given unto thy master's son all that pertained
to Saul and to all his house.
 Thou therefore, and 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.
 Then said Ziba unto the king, According to all that
my lord the king hath commanded his servant, so shall thy servant
do. As for Mephibosheth, said the king, he shall eat at my table,
as one of the king's sons.
 And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was
Micha. And all that dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants unto
 So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat
continually at the king's table; and was lame on both his