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2 Samuel 9:1-3

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David Finds Mephibosheth

9:1 1 Then David asked, “Is anyone still left from the family 2  of Saul, so that I may extend kindness to him for the sake of Jonathan?”

9:2 Now there was a servant from Saul’s house named Ziba, so he was summoned to David. The king asked him, “Are you Ziba?” He replied, “At your service.” 3  9:3 The king asked, “Is there not someone left from Saul’s family, 4  that I may extend God’s kindness to him?” Ziba said to the king, “One of Jonathan’s sons is left; both of his feet are crippled.”

1 sn 2 Samuel 9–20 is known as the Succession Narrative. It is a literary unit that describes David’s efforts at consolidating his own kingdom following the demise of King Saul; it also provides the transition to subsequent leadership on the part of David’s successor Solomon.

2 tn Heb “house.”

3 tn Heb “your servant.”

4 tn Heb “house.”



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