And David spoke unto HaShem when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said: 'Lo, I have sinned, and I have done iniquitously; but these sheep, what have they done? let Thy hand, I pray Thee, be against me, and against my father's house.'
And Gad came that day to David, and said unto him: 'Go up, rear an altar unto HaShem in the threshing-floor of Araunah the Jebusite.'
And David went up according to the saying of Gad, as HaShem commanded.
And Araunah looked forth, and saw the king and his servants coming on toward him; and Araunah went out, and bowed down before the king with his face to the ground.
And Araunah said: 'Wherefore is my lord the king come to his servant?' And David said: 'To buy the threshing-floor of thee, to build an altar unto HaShem, that the plague may be stayed from the people.'
And Araunah said unto David: 'Let my lord the king take and offer up what seemeth good unto him; behold the oxen for the burnt-offering, and the threshing-instruments and the furniture of the oxen for the wood.'
All this did Araunah the king give unto the king. And Araunah said unto the king: 'The HaShem thy G-d accept thee.'
And the king said unto Araunah: 'Nay; but I will verily buy it of thee at a price; neither will I offer burnt-offerings unto HaShem my G-d which cost me nothing.' So David bought the threshing-floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
And David built there an altar unto HaShem, and offered burnt-offerings and peace-offerings. So HaShem was entreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel.