052 Yoke and Burden

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This page forms part of the resources for 052 Yoke and Burden in the Jesus Database project of FaithFutures Foundation

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Data

(1) Thom 90
(2) Matt 11:28-30
(3a) DialSav 1
(3b) DialSav 25

Crossan analysis:

Item: 52
Stratum: I (30-60 CE)
Attestation: Triple
Historicity: -

Texts

(1) Thom 90

Jesus said, "Come to me, for my yoke is comfortable and my lordship is gentle, 2 and you will find rest for yourselves." [Complete Gospels]

No copies of this portion of Thomas survive in Greek. For the Coptic version see [Early Christian Writings]



(2) Matt 11:28-30

"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

Δεῦτε πρός με πάντες οἱ κοπιῶντες καὶ πεφορτισμένοι, κἀγὼ ἀναπαύσω ὑμᾶς. ἄρατε τὸν ζυγόν μου ἐφ᾿ ὑμᾶς καὶ μάθετε ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ, ὅτι πραΰς εἰμι καὶ ταπεινὸς τῇ καρδίᾳ, καὶ εὑρήσετε ἀνάπαυσιν ταῖς ψυχαῖς ὑμῶν· ὁ γὰρ ζυγός μου χρηστὸς καὶ τὸ φορτίον μου ἐλαφρόν ἐστιν. (Matthew 11:28–30 GNT-T)



(3) DialSav 25 (=65-68)


(a) DialSav 1

The Savior said to his disciples, "The time has now come, (my) brothers, for us to leave our labor and rest, for the one who rests will rest forever." [Complete Gospels]


Original language text is currently unavailable


(b) DialSav 25

Matthew said, "Why do we not together take <our> rest?" 2 The Lord said, "When you leave behind these burdens." 3 Matthew said, "How does the small unite with the great?" 4 The Lord said, "When you leave behind the things that cannot follow you, then you will rest." [Complete Gospels]


Original language text is currently unavailable