And Gad came that day to David, and said unto him, Go up, erect an altar unto the LORD in the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
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George Leo Haydock
Altar. This was done by a positive order. People still had the liberty of sacrificing on the heights of Gabaon. (Calmet)
This place was honoured with the tabernacle; and David would have gone thither, if he had not been so much terrified, 1 Paralipomenon xxi. 30. (Haydock)