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LIFE OF DAVID

FROM

THE THRONE

TO

THE GRAVE.

So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart ;
and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands."

Psalm lxxviii, 72.

STAMFORD:
LANGLEY, HIGH-STREET.

LONDON:
HAMILTON, ADAMS, AND CO., 33, PATERNOSTER ROW.

J. HATCHARD AND SON, 187, PICCADILLY.

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1857.

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DA-VID was thir-ty years

old when he be-gan to reign in He-bron. His first act was one of kind-ness to the me-mo-ry of Saul. He heard that the men of Ja-besh-gi-lead, who liv-ed on the o-ther side of Jor-dan, had ta-ken the bo-dies of Saul and Jo-nathan from the Phi-lis-tines, and had bu-ri-ed them un-der a tree at Ja-besh. Da-vid sent a kind mes-sage to them, and at the same time told them that the tribe of Ju-dah had made him king. But the men of Ja-besh-gi-lead still clave to the fa-mi-ly of Saul. Saul

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