American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A symbol of subjection and servitude, 1 Kings 12:4; an iron yoke, of severe oppression, Deuteronomy 28:48 . The ceremonial law was a yoke, a burden-some restriction, Acts 15:10 Galatians 5:1 . The withdrawing or breaking of a yoke denoted a temporary or an unlimited emancipation form bondage, Isaiah 58:6 Jeremiah 2:20 , and sometimes the disowning of rightful authority, Jeremiah 5:5 . The iron yoke imposed by our sins, none but God can remove, Lamentations 1:14; but the yoke of Christ's service is easy and light, Matthew 11:29,30 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Yoke'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/y/yoke.html. 1859.