2 Samuel 9:13
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New International Version
And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king's table; he was lame in both feet.

New Living Translation
And Mephibosheth, who was crippled in both feet, lived in Jerusalem and ate regularly at the king's table.

English Standard Version
So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for he ate always at the king’s table. Now he was lame in both his feet.

Berean Study Bible
So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king’s table, and he was lame in both feet.

New American Standard Bible
So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for he ate at the king's table regularly. Now he was lame in both feet.

King James Bible
So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king's table; and was lame on both his feet.

Christian Standard Bible
However, Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem because he always ate at the king's table. His feet had been injured.

Good News Translation
So Mephibosheth, who was crippled in both feet, lived in Jerusalem, eating all his meals at the king's table.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem because he always ate at the king's table. His feet had been injured.

International Standard Version
Mephibosheth continued to live in Jerusalem, always eating at the king's table, since he was maimed in both feet.

NET Bible
Mephibosheth was living in Jerusalem, for he was a regular guest at the king's table. But both his feet were crippled.

New Heart English Bible
So Mippibaal lived in Jerusalem; for he ate continually at the king's table. He was lame in both his feet.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, Mephibosheth, who was disabled, lived in Jerusalem. He always ate at the king's table.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem; for he did eat continually at the king's table; and he was lame on both his feet.

New American Standard 1977
So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for he ate at the king’s table regularly. Now he was lame in both feet.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem, for he ate continually at the king's table and was lame on both his feet.

King James 2000 Bible
So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king's table; and was lame in both his feet.

American King James Version
So Mephibosheth dwelled in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king's table; and was lame on both his feet.

American Standard Version
So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem; for he did eat continually at the king's table. And he was lame in both his feet.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Miphiboseth dwelt in Jerusalem: because he ate always of the king's table: and he was lame of both feet.

Darby Bible Translation
So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem; for he did eat continually at the king's table. And he was lame on both his feet.

English Revised Version
So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king's table; and he was lame on both his feet.

Webster's Bible Translation
So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he ate continually at the king's table; and was lame in both his feet.

World English Bible
So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem; for he ate continually at the king's table. He was lame in both his feet.

Young's Literal Translation
And Mephibosheth is dwelling in Jerusalem, for at the table of the king he is eating continually, and he is lame of his two feet.
Study Bible
David and Mephibosheth
12And Mephibosheth had a young son named Mica, and all who dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants of Mephibosheth. 13So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king’s table, and he was lame in both feet.
Cross References
2 Samuel 9:3
So the king asked, "Is there anyone left of Saul's family to whom I can show the kindness of God?" Ziba answered, "There is still Jonathan's son, who is lame in both feet."

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

2 Samuel 9:11
And Ziba said to the king, "Your servant will do all that my lord the king has commanded." So Mephibosheth ate at David's table like one of the king's sons.

2 Samuel 9:12
And Mephibosheth had a young son named Mica, and all who dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants of Mephibosheth.

Jeremiah 52:33
So Jehoiachin changed his prison clothes, and he dined regularly at the king's table for the rest of his days.

Treasury of Scripture

So Mephibosheth dwelled in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king's table; and was lame on both his feet.

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2 Samuel 9:7,10,11 And David said to him, Fear not: for I will surely show you kindness …

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2 Samuel 9:3 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that …







So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem,.... Either in some apartments in the king's palace, or in some house in the city provided for him; for he returned not to Lodebar, nor to any mansion house upon the estate, of Saul restored unto him:

for he did eat continually at the king's table; to which he was invited, and he accepted of:

and was lame on both his feet; or "though" he was (n), yet this was no objection to David, he admitted him notwithstanding his infirmity; nor any obstruction to Mephibosheth, who found ways and means to be carried to the king's table daily.

(n) "quamvis esset", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; so Patrick. 9:9-13 As David was a type of Christ, his Lord and Son, his Root and Offspring, let his kindness to Mephibosheth remind us of the kindness and love of God our Saviour to fallen man, to whom he was under no obligation, as David was to Jonathan. The Son of God seeks this lost and ruined race, who sought not after him. He comes to seek and to save them!
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