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Ziba

ZIBA (zī'ba, Heb. tsîvā’, tsivā’, a plant). A servant or slave of King Saul (2Sam.9.2). He had fifteen sons and twenty servants. David, desiring to show kindness to the house of his departed friend Jonathan, appointed Ziba to work for Mephibosheth, Jonathan’s crippled son. When David was in trouble, Ziba brought him supplies (2Sam.19.1-2Sam.19.43), but lied and said that Mephibosheth had been disloyal to David. David therefore gave Ziba his master’s property; but later (2Sam.19.24-2Sam.19.30) when Mephibosheth declared his innocence, David altered the decree.