I will give you rest




In this encouraging verse, Jesus reminds us that, if we are suffering or feel overwhelmed, he will eventually give us rest. We only need to trust and follow the gospel of Jesus to get the relief we seek.

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

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Matthew 11:28 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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Come Δεῦτε Come hither! Come
unto πρός A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) unto
me, με Me me
all πάντες All, any, every, the whole all
ye (No Greek definition. English implied.)
that labour κοπιῶντες To feel fatigue; by implication, to work hard labour
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
are heavy laden, πεφορτισμένοι To load up (properly, as a vessel or animal), i.e., (figuratively) to overburden with ceremony (or spiritual anxiety) are heavy laden
and I κἀγὼ So also the dative case κἀμοί, and accusative case κἀμέ and (or also, even, etc.) I, (to) me and I
will give ἀναπαύσω (reflexively) to repose (literally or figuratively (be exempt), remain); by implication, to refresh give
you ὑμᾶς You (as the objective of a verb or preposition) you
rest. ἀναπαύσω (reflexively) to repose (literally or figuratively (be exempt), remain); by implication, to refresh rest

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  • 26  Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.

  • 27  All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

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

  • 29  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

  • 30  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.


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