New International Version

2 Samuel 9:1-13

David and Mephibosheth

1David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”

2Now there was a servant of Saul’s household named Ziba. They summoned him to appear before David, and the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?”

“At your service,” he replied.

3The king asked, “Is there no one still alive from the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s kindness?”

Ziba answered the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is lame in both feet.”

4“Where is he?” the king asked.

Ziba answered, “He is at the house of Makir son of Ammiel in Lo Debar.”

5So King David had him brought from Lo Debar, from the house of Makir son of Ammiel.

6When Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, he bowed down to pay him honor.

David said, “Mephibosheth!”

“At your service,” he replied.

7“Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.”

8Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”

9Then the king summoned Ziba, Saul’s steward, and said to him, “I have given your master’s grandson everything that belonged to Saul and his family. 10You and your sons and your servants are to farm the land for him and bring in the crops, so that your master’s grandson may be provided for. And Mephibosheth, grandson of your master, will always eat at my table.” (Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.)

11Then Ziba said to the king, “Your servant will do whatever my lord the king commands his servant to do.” So Mephibosheth ate at David’s9:11 Septuagint; Hebrew my table like one of the king’s sons.

12Mephibosheth had a young son named Mika, and all the members of Ziba’s household were servants of Mephibosheth. 13And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king’s table; he was lame in both feet.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

撒母耳记下 9:1-13

大卫恩待米非波设

1大卫问:“扫罗一家还有什么人吗?我要因为和约拿单的情义而恩待他。” 2有人就去叫扫罗家一个名叫洗巴的仆人来见大卫,王问他:“你就是洗巴吗?”他说:“仆人正是洗巴。” 3王说:“扫罗家中还有什么人?我要以上帝的慈爱来待他。”洗巴答道:“约拿单还有一个儿子,是双脚残废的。” 4王说:“他在哪里?”洗巴答道:“他住在罗·底巴,在亚米利的儿子玛吉家里。” 5于是,大卫王派人去罗·底巴把他从亚米利的儿子玛吉家里接来。 6扫罗的孙子、约拿单的儿子米非波设来到大卫面前,向他俯伏叩拜。大卫说:“米非波设!”米非波设答道:“仆人在这里。” 7大卫说:“你不用害怕,我要因为和你父亲约拿单的情义而恩待你。我要把你祖父扫罗所有的田地归还给你,你要常与我同席吃饭。” 8米非波设再次叩拜,说:“仆人算什么?不过像一条死狗罢了,你竟这样眷顾我!”

9王又把扫罗的仆人洗巴召来,对他说:“我已把扫罗全家的产业都赐给了你主人的孙子米非波设10你和你的儿子及仆人要为米非波设种田,把出产拿来供养他。他还要常常与我同席吃饭。”洗巴有十五个儿子,二十个仆人。 11洗巴对王说:“仆人必遵行我主我王的一切吩咐。”于是,米非波设像王子一样常与大卫同席吃饭。 12米非波设有一个小儿子名叫米迦洗巴家中的人都做了米非波设的仆人。 13从此,双脚残废的米非波设就住在耶路撒冷,常常与王同席吃饭。