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

  • Andy
    God all throughout the Scripture uses man to fulfill His Will. He always encourages us by showing us that like us these men have short comings. Yet God uses them anyway, be encouraged God will use us in the same way that He has used other men with faults.
  • Gordy
    Matt 11:28 in comparison's to the references of other scriptures such as Paul's defence of his lite affliction's, being ship wretched, beaten with a whip, mocked, abandoned and much more. Casting our cares upon the Lord Jesus is part of our servival tactic that we are constantly to be mindful of. Our burdens are no more at the promise of our Lord!!
  • Michael W. Gephart
    Here is how I interpret Math, 11:11. Jesus taught that we don't go to heaven just as we are.
    We must first be "transformed" into more "perfect" beings. He pointed out that, even though John the Baptist was the most "perfect" man who ever walked the face of the earth, compared
    to the least ("transformed") person in heaven, he is still "lesser".
  • Alex Oyoro
    Matthew 11 is far reaching and very revealing. Our Lord Jesus Christ gave a food for thought
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Let there be no doubt in any true believers heart or mind that it is and alway's has been the religious folks or people who will speak all manner of false accusation's, persecute and put you to death. As it was in the early church, so will it be in like manner. God bless you. Shalom yedda dim.
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Chuck, May I ask, who are you calling "self righteous religionists?"