A heavy load, but also psychological and spiritual anxiety (Deut 1:12
; Gal 6:2
; Gal 6:5
). Certain superscriptions in prophetic books use a term meaning “that which is lifted up” as a technical designation for a weighty proclamation of judgment (Nah 1:1
; Hab 1:1
; Mal 1:1
; Zech 9:1
; Isa 13:1
; Ezek 12:10
). A conscious reflection on this term occurs in (Jer 23:33-40
), where Jeremiah accuses opposition prophets of becoming a burden to the deity, although they claimed to possess the burden of the Lord. Since God alone could break the yoke of oppression (Isa 9:4
; Isa 10:27
; Isa 14:25
), hope arose that the burden would eventually diminish. Jesus thus described his burden as light (Matt 11:30
12But how can I bear the heavy burden of your disputes all by myself?
2Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
5For all must carry their own loads.
1An oracle concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum of Elkosh.
1The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw.
1An oracle. The word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi.
Judgment on Israel's Enemies
The word of the Lord is against the land of Hadrach
and will rest upon Damascus.
For to the Lord belongs the capital o ... View more
Proclamation against Babylon
1The oracle concerning Babylon that Isaiah son of Amoz saw.
10Say to them, “Thus says the Lord GOD: This oracle concerns the prince in Jerusalem and all the house of Israel in it.”
33When this people, or a prophet, or a priest asks you, “What is the burden of the Lord?” you shall say to them, “You are the burden, and I will cast you off, s ... View more
4For the yoke of their burden,
and the bar across their shoulders,
the rod of their oppressor,
you have broken as on the day of Midian.
27On that day his burden will be removed from your shoulder, and his yoke will be destroyed from your neck.
He has gone up from Rimmon,
25I will break the Assyrian in my land,
and on my mountains trample him under foot;
his yoke shall be removed from them,
and his burden from their shoulders.
30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”