2 Samuel 9:3
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The king asked, "Is there no one still alive from the house of Saul to whom I can show God's kindness?" Ziba answered the king, "There is still a son of Jonathan; he is lame in both feet."

King James Bible
And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God to him? And Ziba said to the king, Jonathan has yet a son, who is lame on [his] feet.

World English Bible
The king said, "Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God to him?" Ziba said to the king, "Jonathan has yet a son, who is lame of his feet."

Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith, 'Is there not yet a man to the house of Saul, and I do with him the kindness of God?' And Ziba saith unto the king, 'Jonathan hath yet a son -- lame.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

That I may show the kindness of God unto him? - That is, the utmost, the highest degrees of kindness; as the hail of God, is very great hail, the mountains of God, exceeding high mountains: besides, this kindness was according to the covenant of God made between him and the family of Jonathan.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the kindness of God. That is, the {highest degree of kindness}; as {the hail of God} is very great hail; the {mountains of God} exceeding high mountains; besides which, this kindness was according to the {covenant of God} made between him and Jonathan.

Deuteronomy 4:37 And because he loved your fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them...

Deuteronomy 10:15 Only the LORD had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people...

1 Samuel 20:14-17 And you shall not only while yet I live show me the kindness of the LORD, that I die not...

Matthew 5:44,45 But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you...

Luke 6:36 Be you therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

Titus 3:3,4 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

yet a son

2 Samuel 4:4 And Jonathan, Saul's son, had a son that was lame of his feet...

2 Samuel 19:26 And he answered, My lord, O king, my servant deceived me: for your servant said, I will saddle me an donkey, that I may ride thereon...

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David and Jonathan's Son
'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? 2. And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he. 3. And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet. 4. And the
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Cross References
1 Samuel 20:14
But show me unfailing kindness like the LORD's kindness as long as I live, so that I may not be killed,

1 Samuel 20:15
and do not ever cut off your kindness from my family--not even when the LORD has cut off every one of David's enemies from the face of the earth."

2 Samuel 4:4
(Jonathan son of Saul had a son who was lame in both feet. He was five years old when the news about Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel. His nurse picked him up and fled, but as she hurried to leave, he fell and became disabled. His name was Mephibosheth.)

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

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

2 Samuel 19:26
He said, "My lord the king, since I your servant am lame, I said, 'I will have my donkey saddled and will ride on it, so I can go with the king.' But Ziba my servant betrayed me.

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