The existence of Mephibosheth being thus made known, he is sent for and brought into David's presence.
Jonathan was his friend: and therefore he spared his son, Mephibosheth.
All things considered, it is likely that Ziba was the slanderer and Mephibosheth the injured man.
But David was sincere, and Mephibosheth believed in his sincerity.
Down in the meadow the boys drove a stake, and to it they fastened Mephibosheth.
The next incident in the king's return was his meeting with Mephibosheth.
The history of Mephibosheth, Jonathan's son, had been a sad one.
And all that dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants unto Mephibosheth.
All this is very simply and very strikingly illustrated in the narrative of Mephibosheth.
But Mephibosheth was the son of Jonathan, and the grandson of Saul.