"No," King David told Ornan, "I insist on buying it for the full price. I won't take what is yours for the LORD and offer burnt sacrifices that cost me nothing." 25
So David gave Ornan 15 pounds of gold for that place. 26
David built an altar for the LORD there and sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. He called on the LORD, and the LORD answered him by [sending] fire from heaven on the altar for burnt offerings. 27
So the LORD spoke to the Messenger, and he put his sword back in its scabbard.
28At that time, when David saw the LORD had answered him at the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite, he offered sacrifices there. 29The LORD's tent that Moses made in the desert and the altar for burnt offerings were at the worship site at Gibeon. 30However, David couldn't go there to consult God because he was frightened by the sword of the LORD's Messenger.