2 Samuel Chapter 9
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7 And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father's sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.
10 Thou therefore, and thy sons, and thy servants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in the fruits, that thy master's son may have food to eat: but Mephibosheth thy master's son shall eat bread alway at my table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.
11 Then said Ziba unto the king, According to all that my lord the king hath commanded his servant, so shall thy servant do. As for Mephibosheth, said the king, he shall eat at my table, as one of the king's sons.
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Matthew Henry's 2 Samuel Chapter 9 Bible commentary...
David sends for Mephibosheth. (1-8) And provides for him. (9-13)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.
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!
Lillie's 2 Samuel Chapter 9 comment on 11/21/2012, 12:29pm...
Still to me it amazes me how anointed David was, because through all that he was still honoring Saul...
E Baker's 2 Samuel Chapter 9 comment about verse 1 on 10/23/2012, 2:47pm...
Psalm23 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me!
Sanobia holmes's 2 Samuel Chapter 9 comment on 6/20/2012, 9:15am...
what a kind heart man King David was to take Johnathan's son as his own and care for him. David and Johnathan were the best of friends and they loved each other children as well. This particular portion of the story is in the Bible for a reason. We all need to care for each other and we need to care for others peoples children. This really opened my heart and inspired me to be a better friend.
REGINALD HUDSON's 2 Samuel Chapter 9 comment on 5/10/2012, 9:49pm...
Even thou Jonathan had died king David kept the covenant he made with Jonathan. That is very rare
today men are truce breakers.
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