Matthew 11:30
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.”

Berean Study Bible
For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Berean Literal Bible
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.

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

Contemporary English Version
This yoke is easy to bear, and this burden is light.

Good News Translation
For the yoke I will give you is easy, and the load I will put on you 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."

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

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."

New American Standard 1977
“For My yoke is easy, and My load 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.'
Study Bible
Rest for the Weary
29Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
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 began to pick the heads of grain and eat them.

Treasury of Scripture

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

my yoke.

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

Micah 6:8
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

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

burden.

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

2 Corinthians 1:4,5
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God…

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







Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

yoke
ζυγός (zygos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2218: From the root of zeugnumi; a coupling, i.e. servitude; also the beam of the balance.

is easy
χρηστὸς (chrēstos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5543: Useful, gentle, pleasant, kind. From chraomai; employed, i.e. useful.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

burden
φορτίον (phortion)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5413: A burden; the freight of a ship. Diminutive of phortos; an invoice, i.e. a task or service.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

light.”
ἐλαφρόν (elaphron)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1645: Light, not burdensome. Probably akin to elauno and the base of elasson; light, i.e. Easy.
(30) Easy.--The Greek has a wider range of meaning--good, helpful, kind, profitable.

My burden is light.--The "burden" of Christ was the commandment that most characterised His teaching--the new commandment that men should love one another; and those who obeyed that commandment would find all to which it bound them light and easy.

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).



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.
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