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The harness that secures an animal to a cart or plough; and the beam to which two animals are fastened for any purpose of labour; it is also used to denote the number two, as 'a yoke of oxen.' 1 Samuel 11:7 . It is employed as a symbol of servitude and slavery. Jeremiah 28:2-14 ; 1 Timothy 6:1 . Also of the grievous bondage of being under the law. Acts 15:10 ; Galatians 5:1 . The Lord Jesus invites the believer to take His yoke upon him, and to learn of Him; that is, giving up self-will, to be in submission to the will of God, content to be in the lowest place; and such will find rest to their souls. His yoke is easy, and His burden is light. Matthew 11:29,30 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Yoke '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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