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 who was lame of his feet. He was five years old when the news came of Saul and Jonathan out of Jezreel; and his nurse took him up, and fled: and it happened, as she made haste to flee, that he fell, and became lame. His name was Mephibosheth.
2 Samuel 9:10
You shall till the land for him, you, and your sons, and your servants; and you shall bring in [the fruits], that your master's son may have bread to eat: but Mephibosheth your master's son shall eat bread always at my table." Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.
2 Samuel 16:4
Then the king said to Ziba, "Behold, all that pertains to Mephibosheth is yours." Ziba said, "I do obeisance. Let me find favor in your sight, my lord, O king."
2 Samuel 19:25
It happened, when he had come to Jerusalem to meet the king, that the king said to him, "Why didn't you go with me, Mephibosheth?"

Because

1 Samuel 18:3
Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.
1 Samuel 20:8
Therefore deal kindly with your servant; for you have brought your servant into a covenant of Yahweh with you: but if there be in me iniquity, kill me yourself; for why should you bring me to your father?"
1 Samuel 23:18
They both made a covenant before Yahweh: and David stayed in the woods, and Jonathan went to his house.

General references

Joshua 2:17
The men said to her, "We will be guiltless of this your oath which you have made us to swear.
1 Samuel 23:18
They both made a covenant before Yahweh: and David stayed in the woods, and Jonathan went to his house.