Matthew 23:4

For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For they binde heauie burdens, and grieuous to be borne, and lay them on mens shoulders, but they themselues will not mooue them with one of their fingers.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are unwilling to move them with {so much as} a finger.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Yea, they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They make hard laws and put great weights on men's backs; but they themselves will not put a finger to them.
- Basic English Bible

but bind burdens heavy and hard to bear, and lay them on the shoulders of men, but will not move them with their finger.
- Darby Bible

For they bind heavy burdens, and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
- Webster's Bible

Heavy and cumbrous burdens they bind together and load men's shoulders with them, while as for themselves, not with one finger do they choose to lift them.
- Weymouth Bible

For they bind heavy burdens that are grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not lift a finger to help them.
- World English Bible

And thei bynden greuouse chargis, and that moun not be borun, and putten on schuldris of men; but with her fyngur thei wolen not moue hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

for they bind together burdens heavy and grievous to be borne, and lay upon the shoulders of men, but with their finger they will not move them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 23:4


23:4 #Luke 11:46|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 23:4


Mt 23:4 They bind heavy burdens. By the traditions they added to the laws. The law itself was a heavy yoke (Ac 15:10), but the traditions so strenuously insisted on added to this yoke. See notes on Mt 15:1-6.

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