Matthew 11:28

“ Come vnto me all yee that labour, and are heauy laden, and I will giue you rest.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




Viewing the original 1611 KJV with archaic English spelling.
Click to switch to the Standard KJV.

Other Translations

Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
- King James Version

"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

  • Linda
    Jesus said: "Ye shall find rest unto your souls..." not your body the body can be weak and weary while the soul is at rest with God.
  • Pat
    Sue, the Son of Man is our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew chapter 11:19.
  • Nathan Gough
    The "Son Of Man" is Jesus Christ himself. He is referring to himself, and then goes on to expound on what the people accused him of, just as they accused John the Baptist in the previous verse (18). Starting in vs. 20, Jesus begins to upbraid the cities because they repented not. Contrary to modern Church Doctrine, Jesus is not a "friend of publicans and sinners" as seen in these verses. Repent
  • Sue
    Who is the Son of Man in verse 19?
  • Obbie Beal

    28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (work /job ,football, basket ball, education, vacation, night life /clubs, parties, social media, nascar racing, television, slothfulness /lazy, ..., ..., is USA idols we use instead of verse 28; "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest".
  • Ivy Johnson
    Christians are reluctant to take a stand for the Gospel. Unlike people of religions! We have a Relationship with our God. When the Gospel is trodden down, the Violent, Christians Speaks out on behalf on God. We will not kill anyone who disagree with the God or His Holy Scriptures. We should not sit idly by and allow the enemies of God to deface or mocked the Scriptures. Stand up for Righteousness.

What Do You Think of Matthew 11?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread

Bible Options

Sponsored Links