King James Version

2 Samuel 9:1-13

1And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake? 2And 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. 3And 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 feet. 4And 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.

5¶ Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lo-debar. 6Now 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 thy servant!9.6 Mephibosheth: also called Merib-baal

7¶ 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. 8And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?

9¶ 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. 10Thou 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. 11Then 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. 12And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Micha. And all that dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants unto Mephibosheth. 13So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king’s table; and was lame on both his feet.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

2 Samũeli 9:1-13

Daudi na Mefiboshethu

19:1 1Sam 20:14-17, 42Nake Daudi akĩũria atĩrĩ, “Nĩ kũrĩ mũndũ o na ũmwe ũtigarĩte wa nyũmba ya Saũlũ ũrĩa ingĩtuga nĩ ũndũ wa Jonathani?”

29:2 2Sam 16:1-4; 2Sam 19:17, 26, 29Na rĩrĩ, nĩ kwarĩ na ndungata ya mũciĩ wa Saũlũ yetagwo Ziba. Nao makĩmĩĩta ĩthiĩ mbere ya Daudi, nake mũthamaki akĩmĩũria atĩrĩ, “Wee nĩwe Ziba?”

Nayo ĩgĩcookia atĩrĩ, “Ĩĩ nĩ niĩ ndungata yaku.”

39:3 1Maũ 8:34; Alaw 21:18Nake mũthamaki akĩũria atĩrĩ, “Gũtirĩ mũndũ o na ũmwe ũtigarĩte wa nyũmba ya Saũlũ ũrĩa ingĩonia ũtugi wa Ngai?”

Nake Ziba agĩcookeria mũthamaki atĩrĩ, “Nĩ kũrĩ na mũrũ wa Jonathani; nake nĩ mwonju magũrũ meerĩ.”

49:4 2Sam 17:27-29Nake mũthamaki akĩũria atĩrĩ, “Arĩ ha?”

Ziba akĩmũcookeria atĩrĩ, “Arĩ mũciĩ kwa Makiru mũrũ wa Amieli kũu Lo-Debari.”

5Nĩ ũndũ ũcio, Mũthamaki Daudi agĩtũmana areehwo kuuma nyũmba ya Makiru mũrũ wa Amieli, kũu Lo-Debari.

69:6 Kĩam 37:7Rĩrĩa Mefiboshethu mũrũ wa Jonathani, mũrũ wa Saũlũ, ookire harĩ Daudi, akĩinamĩrĩra amũhe gĩtĩĩo.

Nake Daudi akĩmwĩta “Mefiboshethu!”

Nake agĩcookia atĩrĩ, “Niĩ ũyũ ndungata yaku.”

79:7 2Sam 19:28; 1Ath 2:7Nake Daudi akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Tiga gwĩtigĩra, nĩgũkorwo ti-itherũ nĩngũgũtuga nĩ ũndũ wa thoguo Jonathani. Nĩngũgũcookeria gĩthaka gĩothe kĩrĩa kĩarĩ gĩa gukaguo Saũlũ, nawe ũrĩrĩĩagĩra irio metha-inĩ yakwa hĩndĩ ciothe.”

8Nake Mefiboshethu akĩinamĩrĩra, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Ndungata yaku ĩkĩrĩ kĩ, atĩ nĩguo ũrũmbũiye ngui nguũ ta niĩ?”

9Hĩndĩ ĩyo mũthamaki agĩtũmanĩra Ziba, ndungata ya Saũlũ, akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Nĩndahe mũrũ wa mũriũ wa mwathi waku indo ciothe iria ciarĩ cia Saũlũ na cia nyũmba yake. 109:10 2Sam 16:3Wee, hamwe na ariũ aku na ndungata ciaku, nĩ inyuĩ mũrĩmũrĩmagĩra mũgũnda, na mũkainũkia magetha, nĩgeetha mũrũ wa mũriũ wa mwathi waku oonage irio. Nake Mefiboshethu, mũrũ wa mũriũ wa mwathi waku, arĩrĩĩagĩra irio metha-inĩ yakwa hĩndĩ ciothe.” (Na rĩrĩ, Ziba aarĩ na ariũ ikũmi na atano, na ndungata mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ.)

119:11 Ayub 36:7; Thab 113:8Ningĩ Ziba akĩĩra mũthamaki atĩrĩ, “Ndungata yaku nĩĩgwĩka o ũrĩa wothe mũthamaki, mwathi wakwa, egwatha ndungata yake ĩĩke.” Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Mefiboshethu aarĩĩagĩra irio metha-inĩ ya Daudi taarĩ ũmwe wa ariũ a mũthamaki.

129:12 2Sam 4:4Mefiboshethu aarĩ na kamwana geetagwo Mika, nao andũ othe a mũciĩ wa Ziba maarĩ ndungata cia Mefiboshethu. 13Nake Mefiboshethu agĩtũũra Jerusalemu, tondũ aarĩĩagĩra irio metha-inĩ ya mũthamaki hĩndĩ ciothe, nake arĩ mwonju magũrũ meerĩ.