2 Samuel 9:1
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New International Version
David asked, "Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan's sake?"

New Living Translation
One day David asked, "Is anyone in Saul's family still alive--anyone to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan's sake?"

English Standard Version
And David said, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”

New American Standard Bible
Then David said, "Is there yet anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?"

King James Bible
And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan's sake?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David asked, "Is there anyone remaining from Saul's family I can show kindness to because of Jonathan?"

International Standard Version
Later on, David asked, "Is there anyone left alive from Saul's household to whom I can show gracious love in memory of Jonathan?"

NET Bible
Then David asked, "Is anyone still left from the family of Saul, so that I may extend kindness to him for the sake of Jonathan?"

New Heart English Bible
David said, "Is there yet any who is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David asked, "Is there anyone left in Saul's family to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan's sake?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David said: 'Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?'

New American Standard 1977
Then David said, “Is there yet anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David said, Is anyone left of the house of Saul that I may show him mercy for Jonathan's sake?

King James 2000 Bible
And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?

American King James Version
And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?

American Standard Version
And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David said: Is there any one, think you, left of the house of Saul, that I may shew kindness to him for Jonathan's sake?

Darby Bible Translation
And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan's sake?

English Revised Version
And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan's sake?

Webster's Bible Translation
And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?

World English Bible
David said, "Is there yet any who is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?"

Young's Literal Translation
And David saith, 'Is there yet any left to the house of Saul, and I do with him kindness because of Jonathan?'
Study Bible
David and Mephibosheth
1Then David said, "Is there yet anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?" 2Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was Ziba, and they called him to David; and the king said to him, "Are you Ziba?" And he said, "I am your servant."…
Cross References
1 Samuel 20:14
"If I am still alive, will you not show me the lovingkindness of the LORD, that I may not die?

1 Samuel 20:15
"You shall not cut off your lovingkindness from my house forever, not even when the LORD cuts off every one of the enemies of David from the face of the earth."

1 Samuel 20:42
Jonathan said to David, "Go in safety, inasmuch as we have sworn to each other in the name of the LORD, saying, 'The LORD will be between me and you, and between my descendants and your descendants forever.'" Then he rose and departed, while Jonathan went into the city.

1 Samuel 23:18
So the two of them made a covenant before the LORD; and David stayed at Horesh while Jonathan went to his house.

2 Samuel 9:7
David said to him, "Do not fear, for I will surely show kindness to you for the sake of your father Jonathan, and will restore to you all the land of your grandfather Saul; and you shall eat at my table regularly."

2 Samuel 21:7
But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the oath of the LORD which was between them, between David and Saul's son Jonathan.
Treasury of Scripture

And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?

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Verse 1. - Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul? As Mephibosheth was five years old at his father's death (2 Samuel 4:4), but now had a son (ver. 12), a sufficient time must have elapsed for him to grow up and marry; so that probably the events of this chapter occurred seventeen or eighteen years after the battle of Gilboa. As David was king at Hebron for seven years and a half, he had been king now of all Israel for about nine years. But during this long period he had been engaged in a weary struggle, which had left him little repose, and during which it might have been dangerous to draw the house of Saul out of obscurity. But he was at last firmly established on the throne, and had peace all around; and the time was come to act upon the promise made to Jonathan (1 Samuel 20:14, 15), and which we may be sure David had never forgotten. And David said,.... To some of his courtiers:

is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul? which question was put by him, not in order to destroy them, lest they should disturb his government, as was usual with other princes, and especially such who got their crowns by usurpation; but to prevent any suspicion of that kind in the persons he inquired of, he adds:

that I may show him kindness, for Jonathan's sake? not for Saul's sake, who had been his implacable enemy, though he had sworn to him that he would not cut off his seed; but for Jonathan's sake, his dear friend, whose memory was precious to him. Some of the Jewish writers have thought, because this follows upon the account given of the officers of David, both in his camp and court, that this question was occasioned by a thought that came into his mind, while he was appointing officers, that if there were any of Saul's family, and especially any descendant of Jonathan, that was fit for any post or office, he would put him into one; but this seems to be a long time after David had settled men in his chief offices; for Mephibosheth, after an inquiry found out, was but five years of age when his father was slain, and so but twelve when David was made king over all Israel, and yet now he was married, and had a young son, 2 Samuel 9:12; so that it was a long time after David was established in the kingdom that he thought of this; which is to be imputed to his being engaged so much in war, and having such a multiplicity of business on his hands. CHAPTER 9

2Sa 9:1-12. David Sends for Mephibosheth.

1-7. David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul—On inquiry, Saul's land steward was found, who gave information that there still survived Mephibosheth, a son of Jonathan who was five years old at his father's death, and whom David, then wandering in exile, had never seen. His lameness (2Sa 4:4) had prevented him from taking any part in the public contests of the time. Besides, according to Oriental notions, the younger son of a crowned monarch has a preferable claim to the succession over the son of a mere heir-apparent; and hence his name was never heard of as the rival of his uncle Ish-bosheth. His insignificance had led to his being lost sight of, and it was only through Ziba that David learned of his existence, and the retired life he passed with one of the great families in trans-jordanic Canaan who remained attached to the fallen dynasty. Mephibosheth was invited to court, and a place at the royal table on public days was assigned him, as is still the custom with Eastern monarchs. Saul's family estate, which had fallen to David in right of his wife (Nu 27:8), or been forfeited to the crown by Ish-bosheth's rebellion (2Sa 12:8), was provided (2Sa 9:11; also 2Sa 19:28), for enabling Mephibosheth to maintain an establishment suitable to his rank, and Ziba appointed steward to manage it, on the condition of receiving one-half of the produce in remuneration for his labor and expense, while the other moiety was to be paid as rent to the owner of the land (2Sa 19:29).9:1-8 Amidst numerous affairs we are apt to forget the gratitude we owe, and the engagements we are under, not only to our friends, but to God himself. Yet persons of real godliness will have no rest till they have discharged them. And the most proper objects of kindness and charity, frequently will not be found without inquiry. Jonathan was David's sworn friend, therefore he shows kindness to his son Mephibosheth. God is faithful to us; let us not be unfaithful to one another. If Providence has raised us, and our friends and their families are brought low, we must look upon that as giving us the fairer opportunity of being kind to them.
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