Matthew 11:29

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Take my yoke vpon you, and learne of me, for I am meeke and lowly in heart: and yee shall find rest vnto your soules.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Take my yoke on you and become like me, for I am gentle and without pride, and you will have rest for your souls;
- Basic English Bible

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest to your souls;
- Darby Bible

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me: for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest to your souls.
- Webster's Bible

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
- Weymouth Bible

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart; and you will find rest for your souls.
- World English Bible

Take ye my yok on you, and lerne ye of me, for Y am mylde and meke in herte; and ye schulen fynde reste to youre soulis.
- Wycliffe Bible

take up my yoke upon you, and learn from me, because I am meek and humble in heart, and ye shall find rest to your souls,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 11:29


11:29 Take my yoke upon you - Believe in me: receive me as your prophet, priest, and king. For I am meek and lowly in heart - Meek toward all men, lowly toward God: and ye shall find rest - Whoever therefore does not find rest of soul, is not meek and lowly. The fault is not in the yoke of Christ: but in thee, who hast not taken it upon thee. Nor is it possible for any one to be discontented, but through want of meekness or lowliness.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 11:29


Mt 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me. He has first asked us to come, and made a gracious promise. He next shows us how to come. We are to come by taking HIS yoke upon us. Taking on the yoke is a symbol of submission. The two steps by which we come, and secure the promise of "rest unto our souls" are then (1) Submission to Christ, (2) Becoming his disciples.

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 .