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

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    I am in perfect agreement with you (A Disciple) on this. Thanks for your elucidation
  • A disciple
    Hi Peter; I want to add to what you wrote. I'm sure it was simply a choice of words; but we resist the devil with the appropriate Scripture, and stand strong and firm and true; and flee from situations of temptations; but we don't run away from the devil, we rebuke him in Jesus' name! He is under our authority in the Lord. I know you know this, but just wanted to emphasize. Remember the Martyrs!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Satan caused David to err by undertaking an unnecessary census of the Israelites. He saw the grave repercussion. The kind heart of the Lord held up further destruction by the angel. The lesson here is that we should strive to have the Holy Spirit in us so as to resist and flee from the devil. In an event we are overpowered by the devil, we should plead the mercy of God.
  • Sedric
    This is as easy as it comes...there is no different here...the devil had to get permission from God
  • Shirley.
    Giving Honor to the Lord our Saviour. 1Chronicles states Satan stood up against Isreal and decieved David into numbering Isreal. 2David told Joab to go and the rulers of the people, go number Isreal from Beershebato Dan. And bring h the total. That he may know it.3 and Joan said to David may the Lord multiply his people a hundred times But, my Lord the King are they all my Lord servants?
  • 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.

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