Matthew 11:30

30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Matthew 11:30 in Other Translations

KJV
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
ESV
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
NLT
30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
MSG
30 Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."
CSB
30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

Matthew 11:30 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 11:30

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
] Christ calls a profession of faith in him, and subjection to his ordinances, a yoke, in allusion to the law of Moses, and in distinction from it; and a "burden", with respect to the very heavy ones the Scribes and Pharisees laid upon the shoulders of the people, obliging them to a strict observance of them; though of a different nature from either of them; "for his commandments are not grievous", hard and heavy to be borne, as their's were, but "easy and light": not that they are so to unregenerate men, or are easily performed by the strength of nature, and power of men's free will: but they are good and amiable, and lovely in their own nature, and are cheerfully complied with, and abundance of spiritual pleasure and delight is enjoyed in them by believers, when they have the presence of God, the assistance of his Spirit, and the discoveries of his love. Moreover, the commands of Christ, and the ordinances of the Gospel, are so in comparison of the law of Moses; which required perfect obedience, but gave no strength to perform, and threatened with condemnation and death, in case of the least failure; and of the numerous, and some very severe rites and usages of the ceremonial law; and of the bulky and heavy traditions of the elders, and ordinances of men.

Matthew 11:30 In-Context

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
29 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.
30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

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