1 Chronicles 21:25
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.

Berean Study Bible
So David paid Ornan six hundred shekels of gold for the site.

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

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

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

NASB 1995
So David gave Ornan 600 shekels of gold by weight for the site.

NASB 1977
So David gave Ornan 600 shekels of gold by weight for the site.

Amplified Bible
So David gave Ornan 600 shekels of gold by weight for the site.

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And David bought that place of the granary from Aran for fifty shekels.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David gave to Orna for his place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.

Contemporary English Version
So David paid Araunah 600 gold coins for his threshing place.

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

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

Good News Translation
And he paid Araunah six hundred gold coins for the threshing place.

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And David gives to Ornan six hundred shekels of gold [in] weight for the place;

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.

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
David Builds an Altar
24“No,” replied King David, “I insist on paying the full price, for I will not take for the LORD what belongs to you, nor will I offer burnt offerings that cost me nothing.” 25So David paid Ornan six hundred shekels of gold for the site. 26And there he built an altar to the LORD and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. He called upon the LORD, who answered him with fire from heaven on the altar of burnt offering.…

Cross References
2 Samuel 24:24
"No," replied the king, "I insist on paying a price, for I will not offer to the LORD my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing." So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.

1 Chronicles 21:24
"No," replied King David, "I insist on paying the full price, for I will not take for the LORD what belongs to you, nor will I offer burnt offerings that cost 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 unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver…









(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 minae 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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So David
דָּוִ֛יד (dā·wîḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

paid
וַיִּתֵּ֥ן (way·yit·tên)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

Ornan
לְאָרְנָ֖ן (lə·’ā·rə·nān)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 771: Ornan -- a Jebusite

six
שֵׁ֥שׁ (šêš)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 8337: Six (a cardinal number)

hundred
מֵאֽוֹת׃ (mê·’ō·wṯ)
Number - feminine plural
Strong's 3967: A hundred

shekels
שִׁקְלֵ֣י (šiq·lê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 8255: A weight, a commercial standard

of gold
זָהָ֔ב (zā·hāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

for the site.
בַּמָּק֑וֹם (bam·mā·qō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition


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