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Matthew 11:28

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

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- Nave's Topical Bible - Afflictions and Adversities;   Faith;   Gifts from God;   Jesus, the Christ;   Penitent;   Salvation;   Scofield Reference Index - Christ;   Thompson Chain Reference - Blessings-Afflictions;   Comes;   Divine;   Endowments;   Gifts;   God;   Invitations, Divine;   Invitations-Warnings;   Promises, Divine;   Seven;   Spiritual;   The Topic Concordance - Burden;   Jesus Christ;   Labor;   Learning;   Lowliness;   Meekness;   Yoke;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Afflicted Saints;   Compassion and Sympathy of Christ, the;   Gifts of God, the;  

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- Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Jesus christ;   Kindness;   Meekness;   Yoke;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Disciple, Discipleship;   Gospel;   Humility;   Jesus Christ;   Persecution;   Rest;   Work;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Hutchinsonians;   Meekness;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Call;   Rest;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Matthew, the Gospel of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Abbreviations;   God;   Gospels;   Mss;   Rest;   Text of the New Testament;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Attraction;   Attributes of Christ;   Burden;   Call, Calling;   Character;   Character of Christ;   Children of God;   Coming to Christ;   Consciousness;   Consolation;   Dates (2);   Deliverance ;   Discipleship;   Discourse;   Doctrines;   Endurance;   Error;   Evil (2);   Example;   Fellowship (2);   Foresight;   Free Will;   Gift;   Gospel (2);   Happiness;   Holiness Purity;   Hope;   Ideas (Leading);   Incarnation (2);   Invitation;   Labour (2);   Lord's Prayer (Ii);   Love (2);   Majesty (2);   Mission;   Mystery ;   Necessity;   Oppression;   Paradox;   Peace (2);   Pharisees (2);   Preaching Christ;   Premeditation;   Promise (2);   Quotations (2);   Reconciliation;   Redemption (2);   Religious Experience;   Repose;   Rest (2);   Sacrifice (2);   Sanctify, Sanctification;   Seventy (2);   Simple, Simplicity ;   Sorrow, Man of Sorrows;   Soul;   Trinity (2);   Trust;   Winter ;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Rest;   12 Rest Liberty;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Bread;   Rest;   Sabbath;   Vagabond;   Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Ass;   Stretch;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Vocation;  

Encyclopedias:

- Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Judah;   Jesus of Nazareth;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Authority in Religion;   Between the Testaments;   John, Gospel of;   Justification;   Life;   Matthew, the Gospel of;   Mediation;   Rest;  

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Parallel Translations

Amplified Bible
"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation].
Wesley's New Testament (1755)
Come to me, all ye that labour, and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Weymouth's New Testament
"Come to me, all you toiling and burdened ones, and *I* will give you rest.
Bible in Basic English
Come to me, all you who are troubled and weighted down with care, and I will give you rest.
English Standard Version
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Holman Christian Standard Bible®
"Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Hebrew Names Version
"Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.
International Standard Version
"Come to me, all of you who are weary and loaded down with burdens, and I will give you rest.
Lexham English Bible
Come to me, all of you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.
English Revised Version
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
The Holy Bible, Berean Study Bible
Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Contemporary English Version
If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest.
Etheridge Translation
Come unto me, all you (who) are wearied and bearing burdens, and I will give you rest.
Murdock Translation
Come unto me, all ye wearied and heavily burdened, and I will ease you.
King James Version (1611)
Come vnto me all yee that labour, and are heauy laden, and I will giue you rest.
Amplified Bible
"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation].
American Standard Version
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
George Lamsa Translation
Come to me, all you who are tired out and carrying burdens, and I will give you rest.
Good News Translation
"Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.
Complete Jewish Bible
"Come to me, all of you who are struggling and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Darby Translation
Come to me, all ye who labour and are burdened, and *I* will give you rest.
Easy-to-Read Version
"Come to me all of you who are tired from the heavy burden you have been forced to carry. I will give you rest.
Literal Translation
Come to Me, all those laboring and being burdened, and I will give you rest.
New Life Bible
"Come to Me, all of you who work and have heavy loads. I will give you rest.
New International Version (1984)
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
New American Standard Version
"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
New English Translation
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
New International Version
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Webster's Bible Translation
Come to me, all [ye] that labor, and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
World English Bible
"Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.
Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)
Come vnto me all ye that laboure and are laden, and I wil ease you.
Mace New Testament (1729)
Believe in me, all ye that labour under oppression, and I will give you relief.
THE MESSAGE
"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."
New Revised Standard
"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
J.B. Rotherham Emphasized Bible
Come unto me! all ye that toil and are burdened, and, I, will give you rest:
Weymouth's New Testament
"Come to me, all you toiling and burdened ones, and *I* will give you rest.
Wycliffe Bible (1395)
Alle ye that traueilen, and ben chargid, come to me, and Y schal fulfille you.
Young's Literal Translation
`Come unto me, all ye labouring and burdened ones, and I will give you rest,
Revised Standard Version
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Tyndale New Testament (1525)
Come vnto me all ye that laboure and are laden and I wyll ease you.
Update Bible Version
Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Come to Me, all you laboring and burdened ones, and I will give you rest;
New Century Version
"Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest.
Douay-Rheims Bible
Come to me all you that labor and are burdened, and I will refresh you.
Geneva Bible (1587)
Come vnto me, all ye that are wearie and laden, and I will ease you.
Wesley's New Testament (1755)
Come to me, all ye that labour, and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
New King James Version
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
New Living Translation
Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
Bishop's Bible (1568)
Come vnto me all ye that labour sore, and are laden, and I wyll ease you.

Contextual Overview

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Bible Verse Review

from
Treasury of Scripure Knowledge

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Come Isaiah 45:22-25; 53:2,3; 55:1-3; John 6:37; 7:37; Revelation 22:17
all
23:4; Genesis 3:17-19; Job 5:7; 14:1; Psalms 32:4; 38:4; 90:7-10; Ecclesiastes 1:8,14; 2:22,23; 4:8; Isaiah 1:4; 61:3; 66:2; Micah 6:6-8; Acts 15:10; Romans 7:22-25; Galatians 5:1
and I
29; Psalms 94:13; 116:7; Isaiah 11:10; 28:12; 48:17,18; Jeremiah 6:16; 2 Thessalonians 1:7; Hebrews 4:1
Reciprocal: Genesis 8:9 - found;  Exodus 2:11 - burdens;  Exodus 33:14 - rest;  Leviticus 23:32 - a sabbath;  Numbers 10:10 - in the day;  Numbers 10:33 - a resting place;  Numbers 35:6 - six cities for refuge;  Deuteronomy 21:3 - an;  Deuteronomy 33:23 - O;  1 Samuel 22:2 - distress;  2 Chronicles 14:7 - and he hath given;  Job 6:3 - heavier;  Psalm 25:13 - His soul;  Psalm 55:22 - Cast;  Psalm 95:11 - my rest;  Proverbs 3:17 - ways of;  Ecclesiastes 10:15 - labour;  Isaiah 42:3 - bruised;  Isaiah 45:24 - even;  Isaiah 50:4 - a word;  Isaiah 54:6 - a woman;  Isaiah 55:3 - come;  Jeremiah 31:2 - when;  Jeremiah 31:25 - GeneralJeremiah 35:16 - GeneralZechariah 10:8 - hiss;  Matthew 12:20 - bruised;  Luke 1:79 - to guide;  Luke 6:47 - cometh;  Luke 9:41 - Bring;  Luke 14:21 - the poor;  John 1:39 - Come;  John 6:35 - he that cometh;  Romans 15:7 - as;  2 Corinthians 7:5 - our;  Galatians 4:3 - in;  Philippians 2:26 - full;  Colossians 2:17 - the body;  2 Timothy 3:6 - laden;  Hebrews 4:3 - we;  Hebrews 4:11 - Let;  1 Peter 1:6 - ye are;  1 Peter 2:4 - To;  1 John 5:3 - and;  Revelation 14:11 - no

Cross-References

Genesis 11:2
And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
Genesis 11:4
And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Genesis 11:31
And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.
Genesis 15:7
And he said unto him, I am the Lord that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.
Nehemiah 9:7
Thou art the Lord the God, who didst choose Abram, and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham;

Gill's Notes on the Bible

Come unto me,.... Christ having signified, that the knowledge of God, and the mysteries of grace, are only to be come at through him; and that he has all things relating to the peace, comfort, happiness, and salvation of men in his hands, kindly invites and encourages souls to come unto him for the same: by which is meant, not a local coming, or a coming to hear him preach; for so his hearers, to whom he more immediately directed his speech, were come already; and many of them did, as multitudes may, and do, in this sense, come to Christ, who never knew him, nor receive any spiritual benefit by him: nor is it a bare coming under the ordinances of Christ, submission to baptism, or an attendance at the Lord's supper, the latter of which was not yet instituted; and both may be performed by men, who are not yet come to Christ: but it is to be understood of believing in Christ, the going of the soul to him, in the exercise of grace on him, of desire after him, love to him, faith and hope in him: believing in Christ, and coming to him, are terms synonymous, John 6:35. Those who come to Christ aright, come as sinners, to a full, suitable, able, and willing Saviour; venture their souls upon him, and trust in him for righteousness, life, and salvation, which they are encouraged to do, by this kind invitation; which shows his willingness to save, and his readiness to give relief to distressed minds. The persons invited, are not "all" the individuals of mankind, but with a restriction,

all ye that labour, and are heavy laden; meaning, not these who are labouring in the service of sin and Satan, are laden with iniquity, and insensible of it: these are not weary of sin, nor burdened with it; not do they want or desire any rest for their souls; but such who groan, being burdened with the guilt of sin upon their consciences, and are pressed down with the unsupportable yoke of the law, and the load of human traditions; and have been labouring till they are weary, in order to obtain peace of conscience, and rest for their souls, by the observance of these things, but in vain. These are encouraged to come to him, lay down their burdens at his feet, look to, and lay hold by faith on his person, blood, righteousness, and sacrifice; when they should enjoy that true spiritual consolation, which could never be attained to by the works of the law.

And I will give you rest; spiritual rest here, peace of conscience, ease of mind, tranquillity of soul, through an application of pardoning grace, a view of free justification by the righteousness of Christ, and full atonement of sin by his sacrifice; and eternal rest hereafter, in Abraham's bosom, in the arms of Jesus, in perfect and uninterrupted communion with Father, Son, and Spirit. The Jews say, that מנוחת תורה, "the law is rest"; and so explain Genesis 49:15 of it: but a truly sensible sinner enjoys no rest, but in Christ; it is like Noah's dove, which could find no rest for the soles of its feet, until it returned to the ark; and they themselves expect perfect rest in the days of the Messiah, and call his world מנוחה, rest.

Barnes' Notes on the Bible

All ye that labour and are heavy laden - The Saviour here, perhaps, refers primarily to the Jews, who groaned under the weight of their ceremonial laws and the traditions of the elders, Acts 15:10. He tells them that by coming to him, and embracing the new system of religion, they would be freed from these burdensome rites and ceremonies. There can be no doubt, however, that he meant here chiefly to address the poor, lost, ruined sinner: the man “burdened” with a consciousness of his transgressions, trembling at his danger, and seeking deliverance. For such there is relief. Christ tells them to come to him, to believe in him, and to trust him, and him only, for salvation. Doing this, he will give them rest - rest from their sins, from the alarms of conscience, from the terrors of the law, and from the fears of eternal death.

Clarke's Notes on the Bible

Come unto me - This phrase in the new covenant implies simply, believing in Christ, and becoming his disciple, or follower.

All ye that labor and are heavy laden - The metaphor here appears to be taken from a man who has a great load laid upon him, which he must carry to a certain place: every step he takes reduces his strength, and renders his load the more oppressive. However, it must be carried on; and he labors, uses his utmost exertions, to reach the place where it is to be laid down. A kind person passing by, and, seeing his distress, offers to ease him of his load, that he may enjoy rest.

The Jews, heavily laden with the burdensome rites of the Mosaic institution, rendered still more oppressive by the additions made by the scribes and Pharisees, who, our Lord says, ( Matthew 23:4;), bound on heavy burdens; and laboring, by their observance of the law, to make themselves pleasing to God, are here invited to lay down their load, and receive the salvation procured for them by Christ.

Sinners, wearied in the ways of iniquity, are also invited to come to this Christ, and find speedy relief.

Penitents, burdened with the guilt of their crimes, may come to this Sacrifice, and find instant pardon.

Believers, sorely tempted, and oppressed by the remains of the carnal mind, may come to this blood, that cleanseth from all unrighteousness; and, purified from all sin, and powerfully succored in every temptation, they shall find uninterrupted rest in this complete Savior.

All are invited to come, and all are promised rest. If few find rest from sin and vile affections, it is because few come to Christ to receive it.