Matthew 11:30

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For my yoke is easie, and my burden is light.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For my yoke is good, and the weight I take up is not hard.
- Basic English Bible

for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
- Darby Bible

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
- Webster's Bible

For it is good to bear my yoke, and my burden is light."
- Weymouth Bible

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
- World English Bible

`For my yok is softe, and my charge liyt.
- Wycliffe Bible

for my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 11:30


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.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 11:30


Mt 11:30 For my yoke [is] easy. The yoke that sin imposes is heavy, and bearing it brings no rest. So, too, the yoke of false or corrupted religion is burdensome; but Christ's yoke is easy. It is not hard to bear it because it is borne in love. My burden is light. His burden, even if it be the cross, is light, because he helps us to bear it. Note: That one rejecting Christ in the midst of light is worse than a heathen. Christ graciously invites all to come to him. He is the rest of the 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 .