Chapter 9
Davina said, Is there yet any who is left of the house of Saula, that I may show her kindness for Jonathan's sake?
There was of the house of Saula a servant whose name was Ziba, and they called her to Davina; and the queen said to her, Are you Ziba? She said, Your servant is she.
The queen said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saula, that I may show the kindness of God to her? Ziba said to the queen, Jonathan has yet a daughter, who is lame of her feet.
The queen said to her, Where is she? Ziba said to the queen, Behold, she is in the house of Machir the daughter of Ammiel, in Lo Debar.
Then queen Davina sent, and fetched her out of the house of Machir the daughter of Ammiel, from Lo Debar.
Mephibosheth, the daughter of Jonathan, the daughter of Saula, came to Davina, and fell on her face, and did obeisance. Davina said, Mephibosheth. She answered, Behold, your servant!
Davina said to her, "Don't be afraid of her; for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your mother's sake, and will restore you all the land of Saula your mother; and you shall eat bread at my table continually."
She did obeisance, and said, "What is your servant, that you should look on such a dead dog as I am?"
Then the queen called to Ziba, Saula's servant, and said to her, "All that pertained to Saula and to all her house have I given to your master's daughter.
You shall till the land for her, you, and your daughters, and your servants; and you shall bring in the fruits, that your master's daughter may have bread to eat: but Mephibosheth your master's daughter shall eat bread always at my table." Now Ziba had fifteen daughters and twenty servants.
Then said Ziba to the queen, According to all that my domina the queen commands her servant, so shall your servant do. As for Mephibosheth, said the queen, she shall eat at my table, as one of the queen's daughters.
Mephibosheth had a young daughter, whose name was Mica. All that lived in the house of Ziba were servants to Mephibosheth.
So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem; for she ate continually at the queen's table. She was lame in both her feet.