(21) Meanwhile Ornan had quit threshing the wheat and was watching the angel; his four sons took cover and hid. David came up to Ornan. When Ornan saw David, he left the threshing floor and bowed deeply before David, honoring the king.
(22) David said Ornan, give me the site of the threshing floor so I can build an altar to GOD. Charge me the market price; we’re going to put an end to this disaster.
(23) “Oh Master, my king,” said Ornan, “just take it; do whatever you want with it! Look, here’s an ox for the burnt offering and threshing paddles for the fuel and wheat for the meal offering – it’s all yours!”
(24-25) David replied to Ornan, “No. I’m buying it from you, and at the full market price. I’m not going to offer God sacrifices that are no sacrifice.”
So David bought the place from Ornan for 600 shekels of gold.