Matthew 11:30
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New International Version
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

New Living Translation
For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light."

English Standard Version
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

New American Standard Bible
"For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

King James Bible
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

International Standard Version
because my yoke is pleasant, and my burden is light."

NET Bible
For my yoke is easy to bear, and my load is not hard to carry."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For my yoke is pleasant and my burden is light.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

Jubilee Bible 2000
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

King James 2000 Bible
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

American King James Version
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

American Standard Version
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For my yoke is sweet and my burden light.

Darby Bible Translation
for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

English Revised Version
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Webster's Bible Translation
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Weymouth New Testament
For it is good to bear my yoke, and my burden is light."

World English Bible
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

Young's Literal Translation
for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:25-30 It becomes children to be grateful. When we come to God as a Father, we must remember that he is Lord of heaven and earth, which obliges us to come to him with reverence as to the sovereign Lord of all; yet with confidence, as one able to defend us from evil, and to supply us with all good. Our blessed Lord added a remarkable declaration, that the Father had delivered into his hands all power, authority, and judgment. We are indebted to Christ for all the revelation we have of God the Father's will and love, ever since Adam sinned. Our Saviour has invited all that labour and are heavy-laden, to come unto him. In some senses all men are so. Worldly men burden themselves with fruitless cares for wealth and honours; the gay and the sensual labour in pursuit of pleasures; the slave of Satan and his own lusts, is the merest drudge on earth. Those who labour to establish their own righteousness also labour in vain. The convinced sinner is heavy-laden with guilt and terror; and the tempted and afflicted believer has labours and burdens. Christ invites all to come to him for rest to their souls. He alone gives this invitation; men come to him, when, feeling their guilt and misery, and believing his love and power to help, they seek him in fervent prayer. Thus it is the duty and interest of weary and heavy-laden sinners, to come to Jesus Christ. This is the gospel call; Whoever will, let him come. All who thus come will receive rest as Christ's gift, and obtain peace and comfort in their hearts. But in coming to him they must take his yoke, and submit to his authority. They must learn of him all things, as to their comfort and obedience. He accepts the willing servant, however imperfect the services. Here we may find rest for our souls, and here only. Nor need we fear his yoke. His commandments are holy, just, and good. It requires self-denial, and exposes to difficulties, but this is abundantly repaid, even in this world, by inward peace and joy. It is a yoke that is lined with love. So powerful are the assistances he gives us, so suitable the encouragements, and so strong the consolations to be found in the way of duty, that we may truly say, it is a yoke of pleasantness. The way of duty is the way of rest. The truths Christ teaches are such as we may venture our souls upon. Such is the Redeemer's mercy; and why should the labouring and burdened sinner seek for rest from any other quarter? Let us come to him daily, for deliverance from wrath and guilt, from sin and Satan, from all our cares, fears, and sorrows. But forced obedience, far from being easy and light, is a heavy burden. In vain do we draw near to Jesus with our lips, while the heart is far from him. Then come to Jesus to find rest for your souls.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 30. - For. The fact of my giving work will not prevent this rest, but the contrary. My yoke is easy (χρηστός); suave, Latin; "sore" (Wickliffe); "sweete" (Rheims). And so are God's judgments (Psalm 119:39, ' Psalms of Solomon,' 8:38). Contrast Ecclus. 28:19, 20. And my burden is light. For "his commandments are not grievous" (1 John 5:3). "Omnia levis suut caritati" (Augustine, in Meyer).





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Christ calls a profession of faith in him, and subjection to his ordinances, a yoke, in allusion to the law of Moses, and in distinction from it; and a "burden", with respect to the very heavy ones the Scribes and Pharisees laid upon the shoulders of the people, obliging them to a strict observance of them; though of a different nature from either of them; "for his commandments are not grievous", hard and heavy to be borne, as their's were, but "easy and light": not that they are so to unregenerate men, or are easily performed by the strength of nature, and power of men's free will: but they are good and amiable, and lovely in their own nature, and are cheerfully complied with, and abundance of spiritual pleasure and delight is enjoyed in them by believers, when they have the presence of God, the assistance of his Spirit, and the discoveries of his love. Moreover, the commands of Christ, and the ordinances of the Gospel, are so in comparison of the law of Moses; which required perfect obedience, but gave no strength to perform, and threatened with condemnation and death, in case of the least failure; and of the numerous, and some very severe rites and usages of the ceremonial law; and of the bulky and heavy traditions of the elders, and ordinances of men.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

30. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light—Matchless paradox, even among the paradoxically couched maxims in which our Lord delights! That rest which the soul experiences when once safe under Christ's wing makes all yokes easy, all burdens light.

Matthew 11:30 Additional Commentaries
Context
Rest for the Weary
29"Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. 30"For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
Cross References
1 John 5:3
In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,

Matthew 12:1
At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them.
Treasury of Scripture

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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Proverbs 3:17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

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Acts 15:10,28 Now therefore why tempt you God, to put a yoke on the neck of the …

Galatians 5:1,18 Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us …

1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his …

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John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. …

2 Corinthians 1:4,5 Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort …

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us …

2 Corinthians 12:9,10 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength …

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

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