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."

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

New King James Version
For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

New American Standard Bible
For My yoke is comfortable, and My burden is light.”

NASB 1995
“For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

NASB 1977
“For My yoke is easy, and My load is light.”

Amplified Bible
For My yoke is easy [to bear] and My burden is light.”

Christian Standard 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.”

American Standard Version
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.”

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
for My yoke [is] easy, 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."

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.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
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;









(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).



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

yoke
ζυγός (zygos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 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 5543: Useful, gentle, pleasant, kind. From chraomai; employed, i.e. useful.

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

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

burden
φορτίον (phortion)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 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 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 1645: Light, not burdensome. Probably akin to elauno and the base of elasson; light, i.e. Easy.


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