“When David came to Mahanaim, Shobi son of Nahash from Rabbah of the Ammonites, and Machir the son of Ammiel from Lo-debar, and Barzillai the Gileadite from Rogelim, brought beds, basins, and earthen vessels, with wheat, barley, meal, parched grain, beans and lentils, honey and curds. They also brought sheep and cheese from the herd, for David and the people with him to eat. They said. ‘The troops are hungry, weary, and thirsty in the wilderness.”
David was taking refuge at Mahanaim, which was in the territory of Gad, and had been mentioned in Genesis and Joshua. Shobi, Machir, and Barzillai were taking care of David, by bringing him all kinds of stuff, furniture, food, and animals. They said that David and his troops must be hungry, weary, and thirsty. Machir had helped David with Mephibosheth, the crippled son of Jonathan.