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For my yoke is kind

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and my burden is easy to bear.

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For the way I serve is pleasant and everything I take upon myself is easy to bear [compared to the impossible standard of the Pharisees.]


1: “Kind”

the word usually means “good or serviceable” but can also mean “kind.” Easy probably takes our minds a different direction.


“Easy to bear” is one of the ways to translate this word, as is “light weight.” Even though doing things God’s way is not effortless, Jesus calls it “light weight” when compared to the impossible standard the Pharisees had created and were forcing upon the people.