1 Chronicles 21:25
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New International Version
So David paid Araunah six hundred shekels of gold for the site.

New Living Translation
So David gave Araunah 600 pieces of gold in payment for the threshing floor.

English Standard Version
So David paid Ornan 600 shekels of gold by weight for the site.

New American Standard Bible
So David gave Ornan 600 shekels of gold by weight for the site.

King James Bible
So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So David gave Ornan 15 pounds of gold for the plot.

International Standard Version
So David paid Ornan 600 shekels weight worth in gold for the site,

NET Bible
So David bought the place from Ornan for 600 pieces of gold.

New Heart English Bible
So David gave to Ornan six hundred shekels of gold by weight for the place.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So David gave Ornan 15 pounds of gold for that place.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.

New American Standard 1977
So David gave Ornan 600 shekels of gold by weight for the site.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.

King James 2000 Bible
So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.

American King James Version
So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.

American Standard Version
So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So David gave to Ornan for the place, six hundred sides of gold of just weight.

Darby Bible Translation
And David gave to Ornan for the place in shekels of gold the weight of six hundred [shekels].

English Revised Version
So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.

Webster's Bible Translation
So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.

World English Bible
So David gave to Ornan six hundred shekels of gold by weight for the place.

Young's Literal Translation
And David giveth to Ornan for the place shekels of gold in weight six hundred;
Study Bible
David Builds an Altar
24But King David said to Ornan, "No, but I will surely buy it for the full price; for I will not take what is yours for the LORD, or offer a burnt offering which costs me nothing." 25So David gave Ornan 600 shekels of gold by weight for the site. 26Then David built an altar to the LORD there and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. And he called to the LORD and He answered him with fire from heaven on the altar of burnt offering.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 24:24
However, the king said to Araunah, "No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price, for I will not offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God which cost me nothing." So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.

1 Chronicles 21:24
But King David said to Ornan, "No, but I will surely buy it for the full price; for I will not take what is yours for the LORD, or offer a burnt offering which costs me nothing."
Treasury of Scripture

So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.

2 Samuel 24:24,25 And the king said to Araunah, No; but I will surely buy it of you at a price…

(25) So David gave to Oman for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.--Literally, shekels of gold--a weight of six hundred. Samuel has, "And David purchased the threshingfloor and the oxen for silver, fifty shekels." The two estimates are obviously discordant. We have no means of calculating what would have been a fair price, for we know neither the extent of the purchase nor the value of the sums mentioned. But comparing Genesis 23:16, where four hundred shekels of silver are paid for the field and cave of Machpelah, fifty shekels of silver would seem to be too little. On the other hand, six hundred shekels of gold appears to be far too high a price for the threshingfloor. Perhaps for "gold" we should read "silver." It has, indeed, been suggested that "the authors were writing of two different things," and that Samuel assigns only the price of the threshingfloor and oxen; whereas the chronicler, when he speaks of "the place," means the entire Mount of the Temple (Moriah), on which the floor was situate. But a comparison of the two narratives seems to identify the things purchased--"the place" (1Chronicles 21:25) is "the place of the threshingfloor" (1Chronicles 21:22); and in both cases Samuel has "the threshingfloor." Tradition may have varied on the subject; and as "there is no positive mention of the use of gold money among the Hebrews" apart from this passage (Madden), ours is probably the later form of the story. However this may be, the chronicler has doubtless preserved for us what he found in his original. It is interesting to compare with this sale some of those the records of which are preserved in the Babylonian Contract Tablets. One of these relates how D?n-sum-iddin sold a house and grounds in Borsippa for eleven and a-half min of silver, i.e., 690 shekels. This was in the second year of Nabonidus the last king of Babylon.

Verse 25. - Six hundred shekels of gold by weight. The only way to reconcile this statement with that of the parallel place, which (2 Samuel 24:24)speaks of "fifty shekels of silver" (i.e. taking the shekel at 2s. 8d., equal to about £6 13s. 4d.) as the price of "the threshing-floor and the oxen," is to suppose that the fifty shekels speak of the purchase money of the oxen indeed, but not of the floor itself, which was valuable, not only for size and situation, but also for its prepared construction; or again, keeping to the literal language of Samuel, that "the floor and the oxen" are intended, while our expression, "the place," may designate the whole hill. The value of gold as compared with silver was as sixteen to one. If this be the solution, we should have again an instance of the compiler of this book seizing for perpetuation the point of greatest and most permanent interest, i.e. the purchase of the whole place. 25. David gave … for the place six hundred shekels of gold—At first he bought only the cattle and the threshing instruments, for which he paid fifty shekels of silver (2Sa 24:24); afterwards he purchased the whole property, Mount Moriah, on which the future temple stood. High in the center of the mountain platform rises a remarkable rock, now covered by the dome of "the Sakrah." It is irregular in its form, and measures about sixty feet in one direction and fifty feet in the other. It is the natural surface of Mount Moriah and is thought by many to be the rock of the threshing-floor of Araunah, selected by David, and continued by Solomon and Zerubbabel as "the unhewn stone" on which to build the altar [BARTLETT, Walks about Jerusalem; Stanley].21:1-30 David's numbering the people. - No mention is made in this book of David's sin in the matter of Uriah, neither of the troubles that followed it: they had no needful connexion with the subjects here noted. But David's sin, in numbering the people, is related: in the atonement made for that sin, there was notice of the place on which the temple should be built. The command to David to build an altar, was a blessed token of reconciliation. God testified his acceptance of David's offerings on this altar. Thus Christ was made sin, and a curse for us; it pleased the Lord to bruise him, that through him, God might be to us, not a consuming Fire, but a reconciled God. It is good to continue attendance on those ordinances in which we have experienced the tokens of God's presence, and have found that he is with us of a truth. Here God graciously met me, therefore I will still expect to meet him.
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