Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Thy father made our yoke grievous. Now therefore make thou lighter the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, and we will serve thee.

New American Standard Bible

Your father made our yoke hard; now therefore lighten the hard service of your father and his heavy yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you.”

King James Version

Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee.

Holman Bible

“Your father made our yoke difficult. You, therefore, lighten your father’s harsh service and the heavy yoke he put on us, and we will serve you.”

International Standard Version

"Your father made our burdens unbearable. Therefore lighten your father's requirements and his heavy burdens that he placed on us, and we'll serve you."

American Standard Version

Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee.

Amplified

“Your father made our yoke (burden) heavy; so now lighten the hard labor and the heavy yoke your father imposed on us, and we will serve you.”

Bible in Basic English

Your father put a hard yoke on us: if you will make the conditions under which your father kept us down less cruel, and the weight of the yoke he put on us less hard, then we will be your servants.

Darby Translation

Thy father made our yoke grievous; and now lighten thou the grievous servitude of thy father and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we will serve thee.

Julia Smith Translation

Thy father made our yoke hard and now do thou lighten from the hard service of thy father, and from the heavy yoke which he gave upon us, and we will serve thee.

King James 2000

Your father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make you the grievous service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Your father made our yoke heavy; now lighten the hard labor of your father and the heavy yoke which he placed on us, and we will serve you."

Modern King James verseion

Your father made our yoke hard. And now lighten the hard service of your father, and the heavy yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Thy father made our yoke grievous, but now make thou the grievous service of thy father and his sore yoke which he put upon us, lighter; and so we will serve thee."

NET Bible

"Your father made us work too hard. Now if you lighten the demands he made and don't make us work as hard, we will serve you."

New Heart English Bible

"Your father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make you the grievous service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put on us, lighter, and we will serve you."

The Emphasized Bible

Thy father, made our yoke, grievous, - now, therefore do, thou, lighten the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, that we may serve thee.

Webster

Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee.

World English Bible

"Your father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make you the grievous service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put on us, lighter, and we will serve you."

Youngs Literal Translation

Thy father made hard our yoke, and thou, now, make light some of the hard service of thy father, and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we serve thee.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קשׁה 
Qashah 
Usage: 28

עול על 
`ol 
Usage: 40

קשׁה 
Qashah 
Usage: 28

קשׁה 
Qasheh 
Usage: 36

עבודה עבדה 
`abodah 
Usage: 146

and his heavy
כּבד 
Kabed 
Usage: 40

עול על 
`ol 
Usage: 40

which he put
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

and we will serve
עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 288

References

Context Readings

Israel's Appeal To Rehoboam

3 and they sent and called him), that Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came, and spoke to Rehoboam, saying, 4 Thy father made our yoke grievous. Now therefore make thou lighter the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, and we will serve thee. 5 And he said to them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed.


Cross References

1 Samuel 8:11-18

And he said, This will be the manner of the king who shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them to him for his chariots, and to be his horsemen, and they shall run before his chariots.

1 Kings 4:7

And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel who provided provisions for the king and his household. Each man had to make provision for a month in the year.

1 Kings 9:15

And this is the reason for the conscription which king Solomon raised to build the house of LORD, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.

1 Kings 4:20-25

Judah and Israel were as many as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merry.

1 Kings 9:22-23

But of the sons of Israel Solomon made no bondservants, but they were the men of war, and his servants, and his rulers, and his captains, and rulers of his chariots and of his horsemen.

2 Chronicles 10:4-5

Thy father made our yoke grievous. Now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee.

Matthew 11:29-30

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, because I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye will find rest for your souls.

Matthew 23:4

For they bind heavy burdens and difficult to bear, and lay them on men's shoulders, but they do not want to move them with their finger.

1 John 5:3

For this is the love of God, that we may keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

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