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2 Samuel 9:6-8 New English Translation (NET Bible)

When Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, he bowed low with his face toward the ground.[a] David said, “Mephibosheth?” He replied, “Yes, at your service.”[b]

David said to him, “Don’t be afraid, because I will certainly extend kindness to you for the sake of Jonathan your father. I will give back to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will be a regular guest at my table.”[c] Then Mephibosheth[d] bowed and said, “Of what importance am I, your servant, that you show regard for a dead dog like me?”[e]


  1. 2 Samuel 9:6 tn Heb “he fell on his face and bowed down.”
  2. 2 Samuel 9:6 tn Heb “Look, your servant.”
  3. 2 Samuel 9:7 tn Heb “and you will eat food at my table continually.”
  4. 2 Samuel 9:8 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Mephibosheth) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
  5. 2 Samuel 9:8 tn Heb “What is your servant, that you turn to a dead dog which is like me?”
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