This is the last time Ziba is found in old testament. 2 Samuel 19 : 24-30.
Here , Mephibosheth is the first player of the game. Now he shoved his face and washed his clothes to meet the king. But King expected to meet Him before at the mountains as Ziba was there. King David asks Mephibosheth : ” Why didn’t you go with me when I ran away from Jerusalem?”
King David , did not want to know about Mephibosheth problems and issues. He wants to know the ture. But it seems there was a problem between Ziba and Mephibosheth .
Mephibosheth told to Ziba to bring him a donkey to go with him , for the reason of being lame. Ziba did not listen to his Father’s master well and he went the way to meet the king without Mephibosheth .
Mephibosheth answered, “My lord and king, my servant tricked me. I am crippled so I said to my servant, Ziba, ‘Go saddle a donkey for me so that I can go with the king.’ But my servant tricked me and said bad things about me. “
Mephibosheth does not have a good report of Ziba. He blamed him because of all this. King David is not interested to know anything more about this :
The king said to Mephibosheth, “Don’t say anything more about your problems. This is what I have decided: You and Ziba will divide the land.”
King David already made his decision. The land will be divided in two.
Ziba mission was done. He earned what his looking for : the land.
And Mephibosheth have no choice except to agreed with King’s decision.
Mephibosheth said to the king, “My lord and king, it is enough that you have come home in peace. Let Ziba have the land.”
End of Ziba story.
written by Dariush Youkhaneh
Source : 2 Samuel 19 : 24-30