“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
“If you see the donkey of someone who hates you lying helpless under its load, and you want to refrain from helping it, you must help with it.
1 Kings 12:11
Although my father burdened you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with barbed whips.’”
1 Kings 12:14
and spoke to them according to the young men’s advice: “My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with barbed whips.”
They tie up heavy loads that are hard to carry and put them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves aren’t willing to lift a finger to move them.
Then He said: “Woe also to you experts in the law! You load people with burdens that are hard to carry, yet you yourselves don’t touch these burdens with one of your fingers.
Look, I am about to crush you in your place
as a wagon full of sheaves crushes grain.
So Moses asked the Lord, “Why have You brought such trouble on Your servant? Why are You angry with me, and why do You burden me with all these people?
“I said to you at that time: I can’t bear the responsibility for you on my own.
But how can I bear your troubles, burdens, and disputes by myself?
2 Samuel 15:33
David said to him, “If you go away with me, you’ll be a burden to me,
The governors who preceded me had heavily burdened the people, taking food and wine from them, as well as a pound of silver. Their subordinates also oppressed the people, but I didn’t do this, because of the fear of God.
A stone is heavy and sand, a burden,
but aggravation from a fool outweighs them both.
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down,
but a good word cheers it up.
For my sins have flooded over my head;
they are a burden too heavy for me to bear.
?NunMy transgressions have been formed into a yoke,
fastened together by His hand;
they have been placed on my neck,
and the Lord has broken my strength.
He has handed me over
to those I cannot withstand.
‘These last men put in one hour, and you made them equal to us who bore the burden of the day and the burning heat!’
2 Corinthians 1:8
For we don’t want you to be unaware, brothers, of our affliction that took place in Asia: we were completely overwhelmed—beyond our strength—so that we even despaired of life.
“Be on your guard, so that your minds are not dulled from carousing, drunkenness, and worries of life, or that day will come on you unexpectedly
2 Timothy 3:6
For among them are those who worm their way into households and capture idle women burdened down with sins, led along by a variety of passions,