1 Chronicles 21:24

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And king Dauid said to Ornan; Nay, but I wil 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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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 Jehovah, nor offer a burnt-offering without cost.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And King David said to Ornan, No; I will certainly give you the full price for it, because I will not take for the Lord what is yours, or give a burned offering without payment.
- Basic English Bible

And king David said to Ornan, No; but I will in any case buy [them] for the full money; for I will not take that which is thine for Jehovah, to offer up a burnt-offering without cost.
- Darby Bible

And king David said to Ornan, No; 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.
- Webster's Bible

King David said to Ornan, "No; but I will most certainly buy it for the full price. For I will not take that which is yours for Yahweh, nor offer a burnt offering without cost."
- World English Bible

And king David saith to Ornan, `Nay, for I surely buy for full silver; for I do not lift up that which is thine to Jehovah, so as to offer a burnt-offering without cost.'
- Youngs Literal 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 a burnt-offering without cost.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for 1 Chronicles 21

  • Manford malemia
    David falls under and is defeated by satanic trial. He numbered the Israelites.Each sin has consequences. His nauh!on faces a plague. Prior to it, .he had already confessed of his sin and repented it. GOD removed the plague. Oh! How wonderful is our merciful, infallible and hearing GOD.
  • Anonymous for verse 1
    What was satan 's motive for provoking King David. Why was God displease with this census that David took of Israel
  • Mprince
    @"Wilson" Gad was most likely a priest of God but serving the king and in this case King David.
  • Is Gad n angel or an ordinary person in the bible?
  • Henriette
    what I find interesting is that in the cross reference, it was Saten that moved David to number the children of Isreal....(1 Chron 21:1)..the conclusion I draw is that Satan should be translated opponent or adversary here....same hebrew word
  • Russell
    mine its a question.Why did David refused to have a free threshingfloor for offering from Ornan, unlike current leaders in differnt circles who ask the general public to do free donations even to churches.

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