1 Chronicles 21:25

25 So David paid Araunah six hundred shekels[a] of gold for the site.

1 Chronicles 21:25 in Other Translations

25 So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.
25 So David paid Ornan shekels of gold by weight for the site.
25 So David gave Araunah 600 pieces of gold in payment for the threshing floor.
25 So David bought the place from Araunah for 600 shekels of gold.
25 So David gave Ornan 15 pounds of gold for the plot.

1 Chronicles 21:25 Meaning and Commentary

1 Chronicles 21:25

(See Gill on 1 Chronicles 21:1).

1 Chronicles 21:25 In-Context

23 Araunah said to David, “Take it! Let my lord the king do whatever pleases him. Look, I will give the oxen for the burnt offerings, the threshing sledges for the wood, and the wheat for the grain offering. I will give all this.”
24 But King David replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on paying the full price. I will not take for the LORD what is yours, or sacrifice a burnt offering that costs me nothing.”
25 So David paid Araunah six hundred shekels of gold for the site.
26 David built an altar to the LORD there and sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. He called on the LORD, and the LORD answered him with fire from heaven on the altar of burnt offering.
27 Then the LORD spoke to the angel, and he put his sword back into its sheath.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. That is, about 15 pounds or about 6.9 kilograms
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