72 verses

Gen 27:40

(NIV)
You will live by the sword
and you will serve your brother.
But when you grow restless,
you will throw his yoke
from off your neck.’
(ESV)
By your sword you shall live,
and you shall serve your brother;
but when you grow restless
you shall break his yoke from your neck.”

Lev 26:13

(NIV)
I am the  Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high.

(ESV)
I am the  Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves. And I have broken the bars of your yoke and made you walk erect.

Num 4:10

(NIV)
Then they are to wrap it and all its accessories in a covering of durable leather and put it on a carrying frame.

(ESV)
And they shall put it with all its utensils in a covering of goatskin and put it on the carrying frame.

Num 4:12

(NIV)
‘They are to take all the articles used for ministering in the sanctuary, wrap them in a blue cloth, cover that with durable leather and put them on a carrying frame.

(ESV)
And they shall take all the vessels of the service that are used in the sanctuary and put them in a cloth of blue and cover them with a covering of goatskin and put them on the carrying frame.

Num 13:23

(NIV)
When they reached the Valley of Eshkol, they cut off a branch bearing a single cluster of grapes. Two of them carried it on a pole between them, along with some pomegranates and figs.
(ESV)
And they came to the Valley of Eshcol and cut down from there a branch with a single cluster of grapes, and they carried it on a pole between two of them; they also brought some pomegranates and figs.

Num 19:2

(NIV)
‘This is a requirement of the law that the  Lord has commanded: tell the Israelites to bring you a red heifer without defect or blemish and that has never been under a yoke.
(ESV)
“This is the statute of the law that the  Lord has commanded: Tell the people of Israel to bring you a red heifer without defect, in which there is no blemish and on which a yoke has never come.

Deut 21:3

(NIV)
Then the elders of the town nearest the body shall take a heifer that has never been worked and has never worn a yoke
(ESV)
And the elders of the city that is nearest to the slain man shall take a heifer that has never been worked and that has not pulled in a yoke.

Deut 28:48

(NIV)
therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the  Lord sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you.

(ESV)
therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the  Lord will send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness, and lacking everything. And he will put a yoke of iron on your neck until he has destroyed you.

Judg 19:3

(NIV)
her husband went to her to persuade her to return. He had with him his servant and two donkeys. She took him into her parents’ home, and when her father saw him, he gladly welcomed him.
(ESV)
Then her husband arose and went after her, to speak kindly to her and bring her back. He had with him his servant and a couple of donkeys. And she brought him into her father’s house. And when the girl’s father saw him, he came with joy to meet him.

Judg 19:10

(NIV)
But, unwilling to stay another night, the man left and went towards Jebus (that is, Jerusalem), with his two saddled donkeys and his concubine.

(ESV)
But the man would not spend the night. He rose up and departed and arrived opposite Jebus (that is, Jerusalem). He had with him a couple of saddled donkeys, and his concubine was with him.

1Sam 6:7

(NIV)
‘Now then, get a new cart ready, with two cows that have calved and have never been yoked. Hitch the cows to the cart, but take their calves away and pen them up.
(ESV)
Now then, take and prepare a new cart and two milk cows on which there has never come a yoke, and yoke the cows to the cart, but take their calves home, away from them.

1Sam 11:7

(NIV)
He took a pair of oxen, cut them into pieces, and sent the pieces by messengers throughout Israel, proclaiming, ‘This is what will be done to the oxen of anyone who does not follow Saul and Samuel.’ Then the terror of the  Lord fell on the people, and they came out together as one.
(ESV)
He took a yoke of oxen and cut them in pieces and sent them throughout all the territory of Israel by the hand of the messengers, saying, “Whoever does not come out after Saul and Samuel, so shall it be done to his oxen!” Then the dread of the  Lord fell upon the people, and they came out as one man.

1Sam 14:14

(NIV)
In that first attack Jonathan and his armour-bearer killed some twenty men in an area of about half an acre.

(ESV)
And that first strike, which Jonathan and his armor-bearer made, killed about twenty men within as it were half a furrow’s length in an acre of land.

2Sam 16:1

(NIV)
When David had gone a short distance beyond the summit, there was Ziba, the steward of Mephibosheth, waiting to meet him. He had a string of donkeys saddled and loaded with two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred cakes of raisins, a hundred cakes of figs and a skin of wine.

(ESV)
When David had passed a little beyond the summit, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of donkeys saddled, bearing two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred bunches of raisins, a hundred of summer fruits, and a skin of wine.

1Kgs 12:4

(NIV)
‘Your father put a heavy yoke on us, but now lighten the harsh labour and the heavy yoke he put on us, and we will serve you.’

(ESV)
“Your father made our yoke heavy. Now therefore lighten the hard service of your father and his heavy yoke on us, and we will serve you.”

1Kgs 12:9

(NIV)
He asked them, ‘What is your advice? How should we answer these people who say to me, “Lighten the yoke your father put on us”?’

(ESV)
And he said to them, “What do you advise that we answer this people who have said to me, ‘Lighten the yoke that your father put on us’?”

1Kgs 12:10

(NIV)
The young men who had grown up with him replied, ‘These people have said to you, “Your father put a heavy yoke on us, but make our yoke lighter.” Now tell them, “My little finger is thicker than my father’s waist.
(ESV)
And the young men who had grown up with him said to him, “Thus shall you speak to this people who said to you, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, but you lighten it for us,’ thus shall you say to them, ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s thighs.

1Kgs 12:11

(NIV)
My father laid on you a heavy yoke; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions.”’

(ESV)
And now, whereas my father laid on you a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke. My father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.’”

1Kgs 12:14

(NIV)
he followed the advice of the young men and said, ‘My father made your yoke heavy; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions.’
(ESV)
he spoke to them according to the counsel of the young men, saying, “My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke. My father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.”

1Kgs 19:19

(NIV)
So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was ploughing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him.
(ESV)
So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen in front of him, and he was with the twelfth. Elijah passed by him and cast his cloak upon him.

1Kgs 19:21

(NIV)
So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the ploughing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant.

(ESV)
And he returned from following him and took the yoke of oxen and sacrificed them and boiled their flesh with the yokes of the oxen and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and went after Elijah and assisted him.

2Kgs 5:17

(NIV)
‘If you will not,’ said Naaman, ‘please let me, your servant, be given as much earth as a pair of mules can carry, for your servant will never again make burnt offerings and sacrifices to any other god but the  Lord.
(ESV)
Then Naaman said, “If not, please let there be given to your servant two mule loads of earth, for from now on your servant will not offer burnt offering or sacrifice to any god but the  Lord.

2Kgs 9:25

(NIV)
Jehu said to Bidkar, his chariot officer, ‘Pick him up and throw him on the field that belonged to Naboth the Jezreelite. Remember how you and I were riding together in chariots behind Ahab his father when the  Lord spoke this prophecy against him:
(ESV)
Jehu said to Bidkar his aide, “Take him up and throw him on the plot of ground belonging to Naboth the Jezreelite. For remember, when you and I rode side by side behind Ahab his father, how the  Lord made this pronouncement against him:

1Chr 15:15

(NIV)
And the Levites carried the ark of God with the poles on their shoulders, as Moses had commanded in accordance with the word of the  Lord.

(ESV)
And the Levites carried the ark of God on their shoulders with the poles as Moses had commanded according to the word of the  Lord.

2Chr 10:4

(NIV)
‘Your father put a heavy yoke on us, but now lighten the harsh labour and the heavy yoke he put on us, and we will serve you.’

(ESV)
“Your father made our yoke heavy. Now therefore lighten the hard service of your father and his heavy yoke on us, and we will serve you.”

2Chr 10:9

(NIV)
He asked them, ‘What is your advice? How should we answer these people who say to me, “Lighten the yoke your father put on us”?’

(ESV)
And he said to them, “What do you advise that we answer this people who have said to me, ‘Lighten the yoke that your father put on us’?”

2Chr 10:10

(NIV)
The young men who had grown up with him replied, ‘The people have said to you, “Your father put a heavy yoke on us, but make our yoke lighter.” Now tell them, “My little finger is thicker than my father’s waist.
(ESV)
And the young men who had grown up with him said to him, “Thus shall you speak to the people who said to you, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, but you lighten it for us’; thus shall you say to them, ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s thighs.

2Chr 10:11

(NIV)
My father laid on you a heavy yoke; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions.”’

(ESV)
And now, whereas my father laid on you a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke. My father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.’”

2Chr 10:14

(NIV)
he followed the advice of the young men and said, ‘My father made your yoke heavy; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions.’
(ESV)
King Rehoboam spoke to them according to the counsel of the young men, saying, “My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to it. My father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.”

Job 1:3

(NIV)
and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys, and had a large number of servants. He was the greatest man among all the people of the East.

(ESV)
He possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys, and very many servants, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the east.

Job 42:12

(NIV)
The  Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys.
(ESV)
And the  Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning. And he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys.

Ps 66:9

(NIV)
he has preserved our lives
and kept our feet from slipping.
(ESV)
who has kept our soul among the living
and has not let our feet slip.

Ps 121:3

(NIV)
He will not let your foot slip –
he who watches over you will not slumber;
(ESV)
He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.

Isa 5:10

(NIV)
A ten-acre vineyard will produce only a bath of wine;
a homer of seed will yield only an ephah of grain.’
(ESV)
For ten acres of vineyard shall yield but one bath,
and a homer of seed shall yield but an ephah.”

Isa 9:4

(NIV)
For as in the day of Midian’s defeat,
you have shattered
the yoke that burdens them,
the bar across their shoulders,
the rod of their oppressor.
(ESV)
For the yoke of his burden,
and the staff for his shoulder,
the rod of his oppressor,
you have broken as on the day of Midian.

Isa 10:27

(NIV)
In that day their burden will be lifted from your shoulders,
their yoke from your neck;
the yoke will be broken
because you have grown so fat.
(ESV)
And in that day his burden will depart from your shoulder, and his yoke from your neck; and the yoke will be broken because of the fat.”

Isa 14:25

(NIV)
I will crush the Assyrian in my land;
on my mountains I will trample him down.
His yoke will be taken from my people,
and his burden removed from their shoulders.’
(ESV)
that I will break the Assyrian in my land,
and on my mountains trample him underfoot;
and his yoke shall depart from them,
and his burden from their shoulder.”

Isa 21:7

(NIV)
When he sees chariots
with teams of horses,
riders on donkeys
or riders on camels,
let him be alert,
fully alert.’
(ESV)
When he sees riders, horsemen in pairs,
riders on donkeys, riders on camels,
let him listen diligently,
very diligently.”

Isa 21:9

(NIV)
Look, here comes a man in a chariot
with a team of horses.
And he gives back the answer:
“Babylon has fallen, has fallen!
All the images of its gods
lie shattered on the ground!”’
(ESV)
And behold, here come riders,
horsemen in pairs!”
And he answered,
Fallen, fallen is Babylon;
and all the carved images of her gods
he has shattered to the ground.”

Isa 47:6

(NIV)
I was angry with my people
and desecrated my inheritance;
I gave them into your hand,
and you showed them no mercy.
Even on the aged
you laid a very heavy yoke.
(ESV)
I was angry with my people;
I profaned my heritage;
I gave them into your hand;
you showed them no mercy;
on the aged you made your yoke exceedingly heavy.

Isa 58:6

(NIV)
‘Is not 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?
(ESV)
“Is not this the fast that I choose:
to loose the bonds of wickedness,
to undo the straps of the yoke,
to let the oppressed go free,
and to break every yoke?

Isa 58:9

(NIV)
Then you will call, and the  Lord will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: here am I.
‘If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
(ESV)
Then you shall call, and the  Lord will answer;
you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’
If you take away the yoke from your midst,
the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,

Jer 2:20

(NIV)
‘Long ago you broke off your yoke
and tore off your bonds;
you said, “I will not serve you!”
Indeed, on every high hill
and under every spreading tree
you lay down as a prostitute.
(ESV)
For long ago I broke your yoke
and burst your bonds;
but you said, ‘I will not serve.’
Yes, on every high hill
and under every green tree
you bowed down like a whore.

Jer 5:5

(NIV)
So I will go to the leaders
and speak to them;
surely they know the way of the  Lord,
the requirements of their God.’
But with one accord they too had broken off the yoke
and torn off the bonds.
(ESV)
I will go to the great
and will speak to them,
for they know the way of the  Lord,
the justice of their God.”
But they all alike had broken the yoke;
they had burst the bonds.

Jer 27:2

(NIV)
this is what the  Lord said to me: ‘Make a yoke out of straps and crossbars and put it on your neck.
(ESV)
Thus the  Lord said to me: “Make yourself straps and yoke-bars, and put them on your neck.

Jer 27:8

(NIV)
‘“‘If, however, any nation or kingdom will not serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon or bow its neck under his yoke, I will punish that nation with the sword, famine and plague, declares the  Lord, until I destroy it by his hand.
(ESV)
“‘“But if any nation or kingdom will not serve this Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and put its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, I will punish that nation with the sword, with famine, and with pestilence, declares the  Lord, until I have consumed it by his hand.

Jer 27:11

(NIV)
But if any nation will bow its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him, I will let that nation remain in its own land to till it and to live there, declares the  Lord.’”’

(ESV)
But any nation that will bring its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him, I will leave on its own land, to work it and dwell there, declares the  Lord.”’”

Jer 27:12

(NIV)
I gave the same message to Zedekiah king of Judah. I said, ‘Bow your neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon; serve him and his people, and you will live.
(ESV)
To Zedekiah king of Judah I spoke in like manner: “Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people and live.

Jer 28:2

(NIV)
‘This is what the  Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.
(ESV)
Thus says the  Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.

Jer 28:4

(NIV)
I will also bring back to this place Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim king of Judah and all the other exiles from Judah who went to Babylon”, declares the  Lord, “for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.”’

(ESV)
I will also bring back to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and all the exiles from Judah who went to Babylon, declares the  Lord, for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.”

Jer 28:10

(NIV)
Then the prophet Hananiah took the yoke off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah and broke it,
(ESV)
Then the prophet Hananiah took the yoke-bars from the neck of Jeremiah the prophet and broke them.

Jer 28:11

(NIV)
and he said before all the people, ‘This is what the  Lord says: “In the same way I will break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon off the neck of all the nations within two years.”’ At this, the prophet Jeremiah went on his way.

(ESV)
And Hananiah spoke in the presence of all the people, saying, “Thus says the  Lord: Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all the nations within two years.” But Jeremiah the prophet went his way.

Jer 28:12

(NIV)
After the prophet Hananiah had broken the yoke off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, the word of the  Lord came to Jeremiah:
(ESV)
Sometime after the prophet Hananiah had broken the yoke-bars from off the neck of Jeremiah the prophet, the word of the  Lord came to Jeremiah:

Jer 28:13

(NIV)
‘Go and tell Hananiah, “This is what the  Lord says: you have broken a wooden yoke, but in its place you will get a yoke of iron.
(ESV)
Go, tell Hananiah, ‘Thus says the  Lord: You have broken wooden bars, but you have made in their place bars of iron.

Jer 28:14

(NIV)
This is what the  Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: I will put an iron yoke on the necks of all these nations to make them serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and they will serve him. I will even give him control over the wild animals.”’

(ESV)
For thus says the  Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: I have put upon the neck of all these nations an iron yoke to serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and they shall serve him, for I have given to him even the beasts of the field.’”

Jer 30:8

(NIV)
‘“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.
(ESV)
“And it shall come to pass in that day, declares the  Lord of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off your neck, and I will burst your bonds and foreigners shall no more make a servant of him.

Jer 51:23

(NIV)
with you I shatter shepherd and flock,
with you I shatter farmer and oxen,
with you I shatter governors and officials.
(ESV)
with you I break in pieces the shepherd and his flock;
with you I break in pieces the farmer and his team;
with you I break in pieces governors and commanders.

Lam 1:14

(NIV)
‘My sins have been bound into a yoke ;
by his hands they were woven together.
They have been hung on my neck,
and the Lord has sapped my strength.
He has given me into the hands
of those I cannot withstand.
(ESV)
“My transgressions were bound into a yoke;
by his hand they were fastened together;
they were set upon my neck;
he caused my strength to fail;
the Lord gave me into the hands
of those whom I cannot withstand.

Lam 3:27

(NIV)
It is good for a man to bear the yoke
while he is young.
(ESV)
It is good for a man that he bear
the yoke in his youth.

Ezek 30:18

(NIV)
Dark will be the day at Tahpanhes
when I break the yoke of Egypt;
there her proud strength will come to an end.
She will be covered with clouds,
and her villages will go into captivity.
(ESV)
At Tehaphnehes the day shall be dark,
when I break there the yoke bars of Egypt,
and her proud might shall come to an end in her;
she shall be covered by a cloud,
and her daughters shall go into captivity.
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