2 Samuel 9 ©
David upon enquiry is informed by Ziba of Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan; whom he sendeth for, and kindly entertaineth at his table for Jonathan's sake: he restoreth him all the family possessions of Saul, and maketh Ziba his farmer.
And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of eMachir, the son of Ammiel, in Lo-debar.
¶And David said unto him, hFear 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 ieat bread at my table continually.
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 lshall eat bread alway at my table. Now Ziba had mfifteen sons and twenty servants.
So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king's table; and was lame on both his feet.