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Matthew 11:30 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, my yoke, is easy, and, my burden, light.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For my yoke is sweet and my burden light.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For my yoke is easie, and my burden is light.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For my yoke is kindly, and my burden is light.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— for my yoke is pleasant, and my burden is light.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
my 3450
{3450} Prime
The simpler from of G1700; of me.
yoke 2218
{2218} Prime
From the root of ζεύγνυμι [[zeugnumi]] (to join, especially by a 'yoke'); a coupling, that is, (figuratively) servitude (a law or obligation); also (literally) the beam of the balance (as connecting the scales).
[is] easy, 5543
{5543} Prime
From G5530; employed, that is, (by implication) useful (in manner or morals).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
my 3450
{3450} Prime
The simpler from of G1700; of me.
burden 5413
{5413} Prime
Diminutive of G5414; an invoice (as part of freight), that is, (figuratively) a task or service.
is 2076
{2076} Prime
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
light. 1645
{1645} Prime
Probably akin to G1643 and the base of G1640; light, that is, easy.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 11:30

_ _ 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 Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 11:25-30.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 11:30

For my yoke is easy — Or rather gracious, sweet, benign, delightful: and my burden — Contrary to those of men, is ease, liberty, and honour.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Matthew 11:30

For my yoke [is] (k) easy, and my burden is light.

(k) May easily be carried. For his commandments are not grievous, for all who are born of God overcome the world; (1 John 5:4).

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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 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?
Acts 15:28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;
Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Galatians 5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.


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. ... For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
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;
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ... Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
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Pv 3:17. Mi 6:8. Jn 16:33. Ac 15:10, 28. 2Co 1:4; 4:17; 12:9. Ga 5:1, 18. Php 4:13. 1Jn 5:3.

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