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2 Samuel 9:6-8 Expanded Bible (EXB)

Mephibosheth, Jonathan’s son, came before David and bowed facedown ·on the floor [and prostrated himself].

David said, “Mephibosheth!”

Mephibosheth said, “·I am your servant [At your service].”

David said to him, “Don’t be afraid. I will be kind to you for your father Jonathan’s sake. I will ·give you back [restore to you] all the ·land [property] of your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table [C the king will provide for his provisions].”

Mephibosheth ·bowed [prostrated himself] to David again and said, “·You are being very kind to me, your servant! And I am no better than a dead dog! [L What is your servant, that you should show kindness/favor to a dead dog like me?]

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2 Samuel 9:6-8 New International Version (NIV)

When Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, he bowed down to pay him honor.

David said, “Mephibosheth!”

“At your service,” he replied.

“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.

Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”

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