Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the LORD'S oath that was between them, between David and Jonathan the son of Saul.

General references

Bible References

Mephibosheth

2 Samuel 4:4
Now Jonathan, Saul’s son, had a son crippled in his feet. He was five years old when the report of Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel, and his nurse took him up and fled. And it happened that in her hurry to flee, he fell and became lame. And his name was Mephibosheth.
2 Samuel 9:10
You and your sons and your servants shall cultivate the land for him, and you shall bring in the produce so that your master’s grandson may have food; nevertheless Mephibosheth your master’s grandson shall eat at my table regularly.” Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.
2 Samuel 16:4
So the king said to Ziba, “Behold, all that belongs to Mephibosheth is yours.” And Ziba said, “I prostrate myself; let me find favor in your sight, O my lord, the king!”
2 Samuel 19:25
It was when he came from Jerusalem to meet the king, that the king said to him, “Why did you not go with me, Mephibosheth?”

Because

1 Samuel 18:3
Then Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself.
1 Samuel 20:8
Therefore deal kindly with your servant, for you have brought your servant into a covenant of the Lord with you. But if there is iniquity in me, put me to death yourself; for why then should you bring me to your father?”
1 Samuel 23:18
So the two of them made a covenant before the Lord; and David stayed at Horesh while Jonathan went to his house.

General references

Joshua 2:17
The men said to her, “We shall be free from this oath to you which you have made us swear,
1 Samuel 23:18
So the two of them made a covenant before the Lord; and David stayed at Horesh while Jonathan went to his house.