16:1 When David had gone a short way beyond the summit, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth was there to meet him. He had a couple of donkeys that were saddled, and on them were two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred raisin cakes, a hundred baskets of summer fruit, 1 and a container of wine.
16:2 The king asked Ziba, “Why did you bring these things?” 2 Ziba replied, “The donkeys are for the king’s family to ride on, the loaves of bread 3 and the summer fruit are for the attendants to eat, and the wine is for those who get exhausted in the desert.” 4 16:3 The king asked, “Where is your master’s grandson?” 5 Ziba replied to the king, “He remains in Jerusalem, 6 for he said, ‘Today the house of Israel will give back to me my grandfather’s 7 kingdom.’” 16:4 The king said to Ziba, “Everything that was Mephibosheth’s now belongs to you.” Ziba replied, “I bow before you. May I find favor in your sight, my lord the king.”
1 tn Heb “a hundred summer fruit.”
2 tn Heb “What are these to you?”
3 tc The translation follows the Qere and many medieval Hebrew
4 tn The Hebrew text adds “to drink.”
5 tn Heb “son.”
7 tn Heb “my father’s.”