Matthew 11:30
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

King James Bible
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.

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."

Matthew 11:30 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

Easy (χρηστὸς)

Not a satisfactory rendering. Christ's yoke is not easy in the ordinary sense of that word. The word means originally, good, serviceable. The kindred noun, χρηστότης, occurring only in Paul's writings, is rendered kindness in 2 Corinthians 6:6; Titus 3:4; Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 2:7 (Rev.), and goodness, Romans 2:4 (Rev.). At Luke 5:39, it is used of old wine, where the true reading, instead of better, is good (χρηστός), mellowed with age. Plato ("Republic," 424) applies the word to education. "Good nurture and education (τροφὴ γὰρ καὶ παίδευσις χρηστὴ) implant good (ἀγαθὰς) constitutions; and these good (χρησταὶ) constitutions improve more and more;" thus evidently using χρηστός and ἀγαθός as synonymous. The three meanings combine in the word, though it is impossible to find an English word which combines them all. Christ's yoke is wholesome, serviceable, kindly. "Christ's yoke is like feathers to a bird; not loads, but helps to motion" (Jeremy Taylor).

Matthew 11:30 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

my yoke.

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

Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy...

Acts 15:10,28 Now therefore why tempt you God, to put a yoke on the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear...

Galatians 5:1,18 Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage...

1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

burden.

John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer...

2 Corinthians 1:4,5 Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble...

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

2 Corinthians 12:9,10 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness...

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

Cross References
1 John 5:3
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

Matthew 12:1
At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat.

Jump to Previous
Bear Burden Easy Good Hard Light Weight Yoke
Jump to Next
Bear Burden Easy Good Hard Light Weight Yoke
Links
Matthew 11:30 NIV
Matthew 11:30 NLT
Matthew 11:30 ESV
Matthew 11:30 NASB
Matthew 11:30 KJV

Matthew 11:30 Bible Apps
Matthew 11:30 Biblia Paralela
Matthew 11:30 Chinese Bible
Matthew 11:30 French Bible
Matthew 11:30 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Matthew 11:29
Top of Page
Top of Page