2 Samuel 24:24Context
24:24 But the king said to Araunah, “No, I insist on buying it from you! I will not offer to the Lord my God burnt sacrifices that cost me nothing.”
So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty pieces of silver. 3
1 tn Heb “to Ish-bosheth son of Saul saying.” To avoid excessive sibilance (especially when read aloud) the translation renders “saying” as “with this demand.”
2 tn Heb “whom I betrothed to myself.”
3 tn Heb “fifty shekels of silver.” This would have been about 20 ounces (568 grams) of silver by weight.