Long ago you broke off your yoke and tore off your bonds

The Lord … put them to the test
October 10, 2019
His commands are not burdensome
October 11, 2019
Show all

Long ago you broke off your yoke and tore off your bonds

This is what the Lord said to me: “Make a yoke out of straps and crossbars and put it on your neck. … They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them. … Then the prophet Hananiah took the yoke off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah and broke it. … His yoke will be taken from my people, and his burden removed from their shoulders. … You have shattered the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor. … In that day their burden will be lifted from your shoulders, their yoke from your neck.

“In that day,” declares the Lord Almighty, “I will break the yoke off their necks and will tear off their bonds; no longer will foreigners enslave them. … Now I will break their yoke from your neck and tear your shackles away. … They will know that I am the Lord, when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the hands of those who enslaved them. … I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high. … This the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?

For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. … In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome.

Je 2:20Je 27:2Mt 23:4Je 28:10Is 14:25Is 9:4Is 10:27Je 30:8Na 1:13Ez 34:27Le 26:13Is 58:6Mt 11:301Jh 5:3

Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®
Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.