Who is the predecessor that lost God's favor?
David's immediate predecessor was Saul. He lost God's favor:
1 Samuel 15:27 As Samuel turned to leave, Saul caught hold of the hem of his robe, and it tore. 28Samuel said to him, “The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to one of your neighbors—to one better than you.
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