“I relieved his shoulder from the burden;
his hands were freed from carrying the basket.
On that day
his burden will fall from your shoulders,
and his yoke from your neck.
The yoke will be broken because of fatness.
“Therefore tell the Israelites: I am Yahweh, and I will deliver you from the forced labor of the Egyptians and free you from slavery to them. I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and great acts of judgment.
I will take you as My people, and I will be your God. You will know that I am Yahweh your God, who delivered you from the forced labor of the Egyptians.
For You have shattered their oppressive yoke
and the rod on their shoulders,
the staff of their oppressor,
just as You did on the day of Midian.
1 Kings 12:4
“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.”
1 Kings 12:9
He asked them, “What message do you advise that we send back to these people who said to me, ‘Lighten the yoke your father put on us’?”
1 Kings 12:10
Then the young men who had grown up with him told him, “This is what you should say to these people who said to you, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, but you, make it lighter on us!’ This is what you should tell them: ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s loins!
I will break Assyria in My land;
I will tread him down on My mountain.
Then his yoke will be taken from them,
and his burden will be removed from their shoulders.
Cast your burden on the Lord,
and He will sustain you;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
1 Timothy 5:16
If any believing woman has widows in her family, she should help them, and the church should not be burdened, so that it can help those who are genuinely widows.