Mat 11:25-30. 28 Come to me, 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me;

Imperative: Mat 11:25-30. 28 Come to me, 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me
Context: Mat 11:25 At that time Jesus declared, “I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes;

Mat 11:26 yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.

Mat 11:27 All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

Mat 11:28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Mat 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Mat 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

GREEK VERBS:  
Mat 11:28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Imperative, 2 person plural.
1205 [e]
28   Deute
28   Δεῦτε
28   Come
28   V-M-2P
 
Mat 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
V-AMA-2P = Verb – Tense: Aorist/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Plural
 142 [e]

29   arate
29   ἄρατε
29   Take
29   V-AMA-2P

3588 [e]
ton
τὸν
the
Art-AMS
2218 [e]
zygon
ζυγόν
yoke
N-AMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
mathete
μάθετε
learn
 
Parallel Gospel Passages:
Exegesis:
S.O.W. QUESTIONS
S. What does it say?
O. What does it say that I need to obey?
W. Who needs to hear this? Generally? Specifically?
DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets your attention?
What human needs or problems relate to the text?
What is it like to have that problem?
What other resources connect to this idea?
What is the solution suggested in the text, if there is one?
What would a camera see if the solution was implemented in my life, in my family’s life, or in my church or community?
What are the steps that I would take on Monday to implement that solution?
CONTEXTUALIZING QUESTIONS 
What does this say to my context as a …
…. person?
… follower of Jesus? 
… to a church? 
… to a community – my neighbors?


RESOURCES
What are the commands of Jesus Christ which we need to obey? In disciple-making, Jesus commanded the following in Matthew 28:20: “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” What are the commands that we are to follow and teach others as identified by Jesus’ use of the imperative mood in the Greek?

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