24:21 Araunah said, “Why has my lord the king come to his servant?” David replied, “To buy from you the threshing floor so I can build an altar for the Lord, so that the plague may be removed from the people.” 24:22 Araunah told David, “My lord the king may take whatever he wishes 1 and offer it. Look! Here are oxen for burnt offerings, and threshing sledges 2 and harnesses 3 for wood.
1 tn Heb “what is good in his eyes.”
2 sn Threshing sledges were heavy boards used in ancient times for loosening grain from husks. On the bottom sides of these boards sharp stones were embedded, and the boards were then dragged across the grain on a threshing floor by an ox or donkey.
3 tn Heb “the equipment of the oxen.”