Mephibosheth

Mephibosheth

 
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  • (Saul's son Jonathan had a son named Mephibosheth,* who was crippled as a child. He was five years old when Saul and Jonathan were killed at the battle of Jezreel. When news of the battle reached the capital, the child's nurse grabbed him and fled. But she fell and dropped him as she was running, and he became crippled as a result.)2 - 2 Samuel 4:4


  • His name was Mephibosheth*; he was Jonathan's son and Saul's grandson. When he came to David, he bowed low in great fear and said, "I am your servant."1 - 2 Samuel 9:6


  • Mephibosheth fell to the ground before the king. "Should the king show such kindness to a dead dog like me?" he exclaimed. - 2 Samuel 9:8


  • You and your sons and servants are to farm the land for him to produce food for his family. But Mephibosheth will live here at the palace with me." Ziba, who had fifteen sons and twenty servants, replied, - 2 Samuel 9:10


  • "Yes, my lord; I will do all that you have commanded." And from that time on, Mephibosheth ate regularly with David, as though he were one of his own sons. - 2 Samuel 9:11


  • Mephibosheth had a young son named Mica. And from then on, all the members of Ziba's household were Mephibosheth's servants. - 2 Samuel 9:12


  • And Mephibosheth, who was crippled in both feet, moved to Jerusalem to live at the palace. - 2 Samuel 9:13


  • David was just past the top of the hill when Ziba, the servant of Mephibosheth,* caught up with him. He was leading two donkeys loaded with two hundred loaves of bread, one hundred clusters of raisins, one hundred bunches of summer fruit, and a skin of wine.1 - 2 Samuel 16:1


  • "And where is Mephibosheth?" the king asked him. "He stayed in Jerusalem," Ziba replied. "He said, `Today I will get back the kingdom of my grandfather Saul.' " - 2 Samuel 16:3


  • "In that case," the king told Ziba, "I give you everything Mephibosheth owns." "Thank you, sir," Ziba replied. "I will always do whatever you want me to do." - 2 Samuel 16:4


  • Now Mephibosheth,* Saul's grandson, arrived from Jerusalem to meet the king. He had not washed his feet or clothes nor trimmed his beard since the day the king left Jerusalem.2 - 2 Samuel 19:24


  • "Why didn't you come with me, Mephibosheth?" the king asked him. - 2 Samuel 19:25


  • Mephibosheth replied, "My lord the king, my servant Ziba deceived me. I told him, `Saddle my donkey so that I can go with the king.' For as you know I am crippled. - 2 Samuel 19:26


  • "Give him all of it," Mephibosheth said. "I am content just to have you back again, my lord!" - 2 Samuel 19:30


  • David spared Jonathan's son Mephibosheth,* who was Saul's grandson, because of the oath David and Jonathan had sworn before the LORD.2 - 2 Samuel 21:7
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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