1 Chronicles 21:24
Text Analysis
559 [e]וַיֹּ֨אמֶר
And saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
4428 [e]הַמֶּ֤לֶךְ
KingArt | N-ms
1732 [e]דָּוִיד֙
771 [e]לְאָרְנָ֔ן
to OrnanPrep-l | N-proper-ms
3808 [e]לֹ֕א
3588 [e]כִּֽי־
7069 [e]קָנֹ֥ה
7069 [e]אֶקְנֶ֖ה
I will buy [it]V-Qal-Imperf-1cs
3701 [e]בְּכֶ֣סֶף
for the pricePrep-b | N-ms
4392 [e]מָלֵ֑א
3588 [e]כִּ֠י
3808 [e]לֹא־
5375 [e]אֶשָּׂ֤א
I will takeV-Qal-Imperf-1cs
834 [e]אֲשֶׁר־
what isPro-r
yoursPrep | 2ms
3068 [e]לַיהוָ֔ה
for YahwehPrep-l | N-proper-ms
5927 [e]וְהַעֲל֥וֹת
nor offerConj-w | V-Hifil-Inf
5930 [e]עוֹלָ֖ה
burnt offeringsN-fs
2600 [e]חִנָּֽם׃
with [that which] costs [me] nothingAdv

Hebrew Texts
דברי הימים א 21:24 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֨אמֶר הַמֶּ֤לֶךְ דָּוִיד֙ לְאָרְנָ֔ן לֹ֕א כִּֽי־קָנֹ֥ה אֶקְנֶ֖ה בְּכֶ֣סֶף מָלֵ֑א כִּ֠י לֹא־אֶשָּׂ֤א אֲשֶׁר־לְךָ֙ לַיהוָ֔ה וְהַעֲלֹ֥ות עֹולָ֖ה חִנָּֽם׃

דברי הימים א 21:24 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר המלך דויד לארנן לא כי־קנה אקנה בכסף מלא כי לא־אשא אשר־לך ליהוה והעלות עולה חנם׃

דברי הימים א 21:24 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר המלך דויד לארנן לא כי־קנה אקנה בכסף מלא כי לא־אשא אשר־לך ליהוה והעלות עולה חנם׃

דברי הימים א 21:24 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר המלך דויד לארנן לא כי קנה אקנה בכסף מלא כי לא אשא אשר לך ליהוה והעלות עולה חנם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
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."

King James Bible
And king David said to Ornan, Nay; but I will verily buy it for the full price: for I will not take that which is thine for the LORD, nor offer burnt offerings without cost.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
King David answered Ornan, "No, I insist on paying the full price, for I will not take for the LORD what belongs to you or offer burnt offerings that cost me nothing."
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for I will not It is a maxim form heaven `Honour the Lord with thy substance.' He who has a religion that costs him nothing, had a religion that is worth nothing; nor will any man esteem the ordinances of God, if those ordinances cost him nothing. Had Araunah;s noble offer been accepted, it would have been Araunah's sacrifice, not David's; nor would it have answered the end of turning away the displeasure of the Most High. It was David that sinned, not Araunah; therefore David must offer sacrifice.

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