25 So David paid Araunah six hundred shekels[1] of gold for the site.

Other Translations of 1 Chronicles 21:25

King James Version

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

English Standard Version

25 So David paid Ornan shekelsA shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams of gold by weight for the site.

The Message

25 So David bought the place from Araunah for 600 shekels of gold.

New King James Version

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

New Living Translation

25 So David gave Araunah 600├é┬ápieces of gold in payment for the threshing floor.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Chronicles 21:25

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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.