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Mephibosheth

2 Samuel 4:4, 9:1-11
David shows kindness to a lame man.
Contributed by Lambsongs
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When David played the harp for King Saul and lived at the palace, King Saul's son, Jonathan, became David’s very best friend. – Slide 1
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Jonathan had a son called Mephibosheth. Mephibosheth was five years old, when news came that King Saul and Jonathan had both died in a battle. – Slide 2
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Mephibosheth’s nurse was frightened of King Saul’s enemies. Picking Mephibosheth up she ran to hide, but she accidently dropped him. – Slide 3
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Both of Mephibosheth’s legs were badly hurt and he could never walk properly again. He was often lonely and hungry. – Slide 4
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When David became king he remembered his friend Jonathan. ‘Go and find me Jonathan’s son and bring him to me,’ said King David. – Slide 5
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‘Your father once saved my life,’ King David said. ‘He was a true friend. You will never be hungry again. I will take care of you.’ – Slide 6
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So, every day, for the rest of his life, Mephibosheth ate at the King’s table, with the king’s sons. King David took care of him. – Slide 7
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