Matthew 11:28

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Come vnto me all yee that labour, and are heauy laden, and I will giue you rest.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Come to me, all you who are troubled and weighted down with care, and I will give you rest.
- Basic English Bible

Come to me, all ye who labour and are burdened, and *I* will give you rest.
- Darby Bible

Come to me, all ye that labor, and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
- Webster's Bible

Come to me, all you toiling and burdened ones, and *I* will give you rest.
- Weymouth Bible

Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.
- World English Bible

Alle ye that traueilen, and ben chargid, come to me, and Y schal fulfille you.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Come unto me, all ye labouring and burdened ones, and I will give you rest,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 11:28


11:28 Come to me - Here he shows to whom he is pleased to reveal these things to the weary and heavy laden; ye that labour - After rest in God: and are heavy laden - With the guilt and power of sin: and I will give you rest - I alone (for none else can) will freely give you (what ye cannot purchase) rest from the guilt of sin by justification, and from the power of sin by sanctification.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 11:28


Mt 11:28 Come unto me. This is one of the sweetest passages in the New Testament. It shows the willingness of the Lord. The kings and earth and the great are usually difficult of access, while Jesus is not only willing, but invites us, to come to him. Note how gracious is the invitation! (1) It is the Lord who speaks. (2) He invites to come to him. (3) The invitation is to those who labor and are heavy laden. (4) He promises, to all these weary ones who come, rest. The offer is not that of a man, but of the Divine Savior. Millions in all ages since can bear witness that the promise is sure. That labour and are heavy laden. Feel heavily the burdens of life, of sin and sorrow. Rest. Peace of soul.

Discussion for Matthew 11

  • Irene123
    You've pretty much got it right. The 'it' refers to the message of John being the spirit of Elijah/Elias. The N.T. was translated from the Greek lang. - as that was the lang. of that day. The Jews knew that lang. - hence in the Greek, Elijah becomes Elias.
  • Judy_cummings60@yahoo.com
    I have been studying Elias in Matt 11:14, After looking up scriptures I believe that Elias may be Elijah, because Mal 4:5 says he will be sent, but then when I read Matt 11: 14 it says "And if you will receive it.... this is Elias. So I don't know because "it" would not be a person, it would be more spiritual. Does anyone know about Elias?
  • DR., ELDER, WILLIAM H DEWBERRY, JR.
    JESUS CONTINUES HIS TEACHING CONCERNING THE KINGDOM OF GOD AS A LIFE TO EXPERIENCE NOW,THROUGH HIM. AFTER WE COME TO HIME AND STOP CEASE FROM OUR LABORING, WE YOKE UP WITH JESUS, LETTING BE RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYTHING IN HIS COMMON WEALTH, WE ENTER TO HIS REST. AS OUR KING IN HIS ECONOMY, HE'S ALWAY'S PROVEN FAITHFUL, WITH NO SHADOW OF TURNING,EVERYTHING WE NEED, HIS HAND PROVIDES, WHAT A GOD.
  • Cheryl antonucci
    Thank you FatherGod,for your son, and your love.
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Chuck, May I ask, who are you calling "self righteous religionists?"
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    The reason that the least in the Kingdom of Heaven and of the Kingdom of God is greater than John the Baptist is because, our Blessed Lord and Savior Christ Yeshua Jesus is truly Glorified and seated at our Heavenly Abba Dad and God Almighty Yahweh Elohim's Right Hand now and forever more, Glory Amen and Amen. He is truly the Fifth Cup revealed in our day and time who will be sent to Baptize His chosen elect Zion with the everliving Fire of His Holy Spirit as He is truly our Blessed Lord's Minister of Fire indeed and, get them up and running once again in part, to His everlasting Glory now and forever more, Glory Amen and Amen indeed. SHALOM ISRAEL ZION ! COME LORD YESHUA ! God Bless you. Shalom yedda dim beloved one .