|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(1.) A load of any kind (Exodus 23:5).
(2.) A severe task (Exodus 2:11).
(3.) A difficult duty, requiring effort (Exodus 18:22).
(4.) A prophecy of a calamitous or disastrous nature (Isaiah 13:1; 17:1; Habakkuk 1:1, etc.).
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) That which is borne or carried; a load.
2. (n.) That which is borne with labor or difficulty; that which is grievous, wearisome, or oppressive.
3. (n.) The capacity of a vessel, or the weight of cargo that she will carry; as, a ship of a hundred tons burden.
4. (n.) The tops or heads of stream-work which lie over the stream of tin.
5. (n.) The proportion of ore and flux to fuel, in the charge of a blast furnace.
6. (n.) A fixed quantity of certain commodities; as, a burden of gad steel, 120 pounds.
7. (n.) A birth.
8. (v. t.) To encumber with weight (literal or figurative); to lay a heavy load upon; to load.
9. (v. t.) To oppress with anything grievous or trying; to overload; as, to burden a nation with taxes.
10. (v. t.) To impose, as a load or burden; to lay or place as a burden (something heavy or objectionable).
11. (n.) The verse repeated in a song, or the return of the theme at the end of each stanza; the chorus; refrain. Hence: That which is often repeated or which is dwelt upon; the main topic; as, the burden of a prayer.
12. (n.) The drone of a bagpipe.
13. (n.) A club.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
1. In the Old Testament:
In the Old Testament more than one word is rendered "burden."
(1) massa', from a root nasa' "he lifted up." Thus literally any load is called massa' (Exodus 23:5 Numbers 4:15, 24, 27 2 Kings 5:17; 2 Kings 8:9). Figuratively, people are a burden (Numbers 11:11, 17 Deuteronomy 1:12 2 Samuel 15:33; 2 Samuel 19:35). A man may be a burden to himself (Job 7:20). Iniquities are a burden (Psalm 38:4). Taxes may be a burden (Hosea 8:10).
(2) In both the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) massa' is translated "burden," as applied to certain prophetic utterances; but both the American Revised Version, margin and the Revised Version, margin have "oracle." Examples are Isaiah 13:1; Isaiah 14:28, and often; Jeremiah 23:33, 36, 38, no marginal reading; Ezekiel 12:10 Nahum 1:1 Habakkuk 1:1 Zechariah 9:1; Zechariah 12:1 Malachi 1:1. As was natural under the circumstances, such oracles usually denounced judgment upon place or people. Hence, probably the translation "burden." But some of these prophetic utterances do not contain denunciation or threat (Zechariah 12). The passage in Jeremiah, moreover, implies that the prophet used the term in the sense of "oraele," for scoffers are reproved for perverting the word and giving it the meaning "burden." Massa', therefore, means something taken up with solemnity upon the lips, whether threatening or not, and the rendering, "burden," ought most likely to be given up.
The word mas'-eth, of the same derivation as massa', is applied to foolish oracles (Lamentations 2:14 the King James Version, oracles the American Standard Revised Version, burdens the American Revised Version, margin, burdens the Revised Version (British and American), oracles the Revised Version, margin; Amos 5:11, burdens the King James Version, exactions the American Standard Revised Version and the Revised Version (British and American)).
Massa' is used also in Proverbs 30:1 and Proverbs 31:1, and is variously rendered prophecy (the King James Version), oracle (American Revised Version), burden, or the name of the speaker's country (Revised Version margin, the American Revised Version, margin), oracle (Revised Version). The reading is doubtful, but probably the reference is to the speaker's country-"Jakeh, of Massa" (compare Genesis 25:14), "Lemuel king of Massa."
Other words translated "burden" are from the root cabhal, "to bear a load" (Nehemiah 4:17 Psalm 81:6 1 Kings 11:28; King James Version margin, charge the King James Version, labor the American Standard Revised Version and the Revised Version (British and American), burden the American Revised Version, margin and the Revised Version, margin, Exodus 5:4, 5; Exodus 6:6, 7 Isaiah 10:27 Isaiah 14:25).
2. In the New Testament:
In the New Testament several Greek words mean "burden."
(1) baros, "something heavy." Burdens of the day (Matthew 20:12), the burden of duty to be borne, a difficult requirement (Acts 15:28 Revelation 2:24). The burden of one's moral infirmities (Galatians 6:2).
(2) phortion, "something to be borne." The obligation which Christ imposes (Matthew 11:30); the legal ordinances of the Pharisees (Luke 11:46); a man's individual responsibility (Galatians 6:5). Whether any clear and consistent distinction can be made between these two words is doubtful. Probably, however, phortion refers to the load as something to be borne, whether heavy or light, whilst baros may be an oppressive load. According to Lightfoot baros may suggest a load of which a man may rightly rid himself should occasion serve, but phortion a burden which he is expected to bear, as every soldier carries his own pack. But most likely too much weight should not be given to these distinctions.
(3) There is also the word gomos, "the freight" of a ship (Acts 21:3); compare ogkos, weight or encumbrance which impedes the runner's progress to the goal (Hebrews 12:1), with particular reference to the superfluous flesh which an athlete seeks to get rid of in training (compare 1 Corinthians 9:24-27), and figuratively whatever hinders the full development of Christian manhood.
George Henry Trever
Burden (111 Occurrences)
Matthew 8:17 in order that this prediction of the Prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled, "He took on Him our weaknesses, and bore the burden of our diseases." (WEY)
Matthew 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 20:12 saying,'These last have spent one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat!' (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 21:5 "Tell the Daughter of Zion, 'See, thy King is coming to thee, gentle, and yet mounted on an ass, even on a colt the foal of a beast of burden.'" (WEY YLT NAS)
Luke 11:46 He said, "Woe to you lawyers also! For you load men with burdens that are difficult to carry, and you yourselves won't even lift one finger to help carry those burdens. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 16:12 "I have much more to say to you, but you are unable at present to bear the burden of it. (WEY)
Acts 15:28 For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay no greater burden on you than these necessary things: (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 21:3 Now when we had discovered Cyprus, we left it on the left hand, and sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade her burden. (KJV ASV WBS)
2 Corinthians 2:5 And if any one hath caused sorrow, he hath not caused sorrow to me, but in part, that I may not burden you all; (YLT)
2 Corinthians 4:17 For this our light and transitory burden of suffering is achieving for us a preponderating, yes, a vastly preponderating, and eternal weight of glory; (WEY)
2 Corinthians 11:9 When I was present with you and was in need, I wasn't a burden on anyone, for the brothers, when they came from Macedonia, supplied the measure of my need. In everything I kept myself from being burdensome to you, and I will continue to do so. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 11:28 Besides those things that are without, the crowd of cares pressing on me daily, the burden of all the assemblies. (DBY)
2 Corinthians 12:13 For what is there in which you were made inferior to the rest of the assemblies, unless it is that I myself was not a burden to you? Forgive me this wrong. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 12:14 Behold, this is the third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden to you; for I seek not your possessions, but you. For the children ought not to save up for the parents, but the parents for the children. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 12:16 But be it so, I did not myself burden you. But, being crafty, I caught you with deception. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Galatians 6:5 For each man will bear his own burden. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
1 Thessalonians 2:6 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ. (Root in KJV WBS YLT NIV)
1 Thessalonians 2:9 For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail; for working night and day, that we might not burden any of you, we preached to you the Good News of God. (WEB WEY ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Thessalonians 4:12 so as to live worthy lives in relation to outsiders, and not be a burden to any one. (WEY)
2 Thessalonians 3:8 neither did we eat bread from anyone's hand without paying for it, but in labor and travail worked night and day, that we might not burden any of you; (WEB WEY ASV NAS RSV NIV)
2 Timothy 3:6 Among them are included the men who make their way into private houses and carry off weak women as their prisoners--women who, weighed down by the burden of their sins, are led by ever-changing caprice, (WEY RSV)
Hebrews 13:17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they watch on behalf of your souls, as those who will give account, that they may do this with joy, and not with groaning, for that would be unprofitable for you. (See NIV)
1 Peter 2:24 The burden of our sins He Himself carried in His own body to the Cross and bore it there, so that we, having died so far as our sins are concerned, may live righteous lives. By His wounds yours have been healed. (WEY)
Revelation 2:24 But to you I say, to the rest who are in Thyatira, as many as don't have this teaching, who don't know what some call'the deep things of Satan,' to you I say, I am not putting any other burden on you. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 49:15 He saw a resting place, that it was good, the land, that it was pleasant. He bows his shoulder to the burden, and becomes a servant doing forced labor. (WEB NAS NIV)
Exodus 18:22 And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee. (KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV)
Exodus 23:5 If you see the donkey of him who hates you fallen down under his burden, don't leave him, you shall surely help him with it. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Numbers 4:15 "When Aaron and his sons have finished covering the sanctuary, and all the furniture of the sanctuary, as the camp moves forward; after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to carry it: but they shall not touch the sanctuary, lest they die. These things are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the Tent of Meeting. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Numbers 4:19 but thus do to them, that they may live, and not die, when they approach to the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in, and appoint them everyone to his service and to his burden; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Numbers 4:24 "This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, in serving and in bearing burdens: (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Numbers 4:27 At the commandment of Aaron and his sons shall be all the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their burden, and in all their service; and you shall appoint their duty to them in all their responsibilities. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Numbers 4:31 This is the duty of their burden, according to all their service in the Tent of Meeting: the tabernacle's boards, its bars, its pillars, its sockets, (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 4:32 and the pillars of the court around it, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords, with all their instruments, and with all their service: and by name you shall appoint the instruments of the duty of their burden. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Numbers 4:47 from thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who entered in to do the work of service, and the work of bearing burdens in the Tent of Meeting, (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV)
Numbers 4:49 According to the commandment of Yahweh they were numbered by Moses, everyone according to his service, and according to his burden. Thus were they numbered by him, as Yahweh commanded Moses. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 11:11 Moses said to Yahweh, "Why have you treated with your servant so badly? Why haven't I found favor in your sight, that you lay the burden of all this people on me? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 11:14 I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 11:17 I will come down and talk with you there. I will take of the Spirit which is on you, and will put it on them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you not bear it yourself alone. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 1:9 I spoke to you at that time, saying, "I am not able to bear you myself alone: (See NAS NIV)
Deuteronomy 1:12 How can I myself alone bear your encumbrance, and your burden, and your strife? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 25:31 that this shall be no grief to you, nor offense of heart to my lord, either that you have shed blood without cause, or that my lord has avenged himself. When Yahweh has dealt well with my lord, then remember your handmaid." (See NIV)
2 Samuel 13:25 The king said to Absalom, "No, my son, let us not all go, lest we be burdensome to you." He pressed him; however he would not go, but blessed him. (Root in WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 15:33 David said to him, "If you pass on with me, then you will be a burden to me; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 19:35 I am this day eighty years old. Can I discern between good and bad? Can your servant taste what I eat or what I drink? Can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? Why then should your servant be yet a burden to my lord the king? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 11:28 and the man Jeroboam 'is' mighty in valour, and Solomon seeth the young man that he is doing business, and appointeth him over all the burden of the house of Joseph. (YLT)
1 Kings 12:11 Now whereas my father burdened you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.'" (Root in WEB JPS WBS)
2 Kings 5:17 Naaman said, "If not, then, please let there be given to your servant two mules' burden of earth; for your servant will from now on offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice to other gods, but to Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
2 Kings 8:9 So Hazael went to meet him, and took a present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus, forty camels' burden, and came and stood before him, and said, "Your son Benhadad king of Syria has sent me to you, saying,'Will I recover from this sickness?'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
2 Kings 9:25 Then Jehu said to Bidkar his captain, "Pick him up, and throw him in the plot of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite; for remember how, when you and I rode together after Ahab his father, Yahweh laid this burden on him: (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
1 Chronicles 15:22 And Chenaniah, head of the Levites, 'is' over the burden; he instructeth about the burden, for he 'is' intelligent. (YLT)
1 Chronicles 15:27 And David is wrapped in an upper robe of fine linen, and all the Levites who are bearing the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah head of the burden of the singers; and on David 'is' an Ephod of linen. (YLT)
2 Chronicles 2:2 Solomon counted out seventy thousand men to bear burdens, and eighty thousand men who were stone cutters in the mountains, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
2 Chronicles 24:27 Now concerning his sons, and the greatness of the burdens laid on him, and the rebuilding of the house of God, behold, they are written in the commentary of the book of the kings. Amaziah his son reigned in his place. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
2 Chronicles 34:13 Also they were over the bearers of burdens, and set forward all who did the work in every manner of service: and of the Levites there were scribes, and officers, and porters. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
2 Chronicles 35:3 He said to the Levites who taught all Israel, who were holy to Yahweh, Put the holy ark in the house which Solomon the son of David king of Israel did build; there shall no more be a burden on your shoulders: now serve Yahweh your God, and his people Israel. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS)
Nehemiah 4:10 Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Nehemiah 4:17 They all built the wall and those who bore burdens loaded themselves; everyone with one of his hands worked in the work, and with the other held his weapon; (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Nehemiah 5:15 But the former governors that were before me laid burdens upon the people, and took of them for bread and wine above forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants lorded over the people; but so did not I, because of the fear of God. (Root in JPS NAS RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 13:15 In those days saw I in Judah some men treading winepresses on the Sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and loading donkeys therewith; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the Sabbath day: and I testified against them in the day in which they sold food. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Nehemiah 13:19 It came to pass that, when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the Sabbath, I commanded that the doors should be shut, and commanded that they should not be opened until after the Sabbath. I set some of my servants over the gates, that no burden should be brought in on the Sabbath day. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Job 7:20 If I have sinned, what do I do to you, you watcher of men? Why have you set me as a mark for you, so that I am a burden to myself? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 33:7 Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, nor my burden be heavy upon thee. (DBY YLT)
Psalms 38:4 For my iniquities have gone over my head. As a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 55:22 Cast your burden on Yahweh, and he will sustain you. He will never allow the righteous to be moved. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Psalms 66:11 You brought us into prison. You laid a burden on our backs. (WEB ASV DBY NAS NIV)
Psalms 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burdens, even the God who is our salvation. Selah. (Root in WEB JPS ASV NAS NIV)
Psalms 81:6 "I removed his shoulder from the burden. His hands were freed from the basket. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 27:3 A stone is heavy, and sand is a burden; but a fool's provocation is heavier than both. (WEB NIV)
Proverbs 30:1 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh; The oracle. The man saith unto Ithiel, unto Ithiel and Ucal: (See JPS)
Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel; the oracle which his mother taught him. (See JPS)
Ecclesiastes 1:13 I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under the sky. It is a heavy burden that God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with. (WEB NIV)
Ecclesiastes 3:10 I have seen the burden which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with. (WEB NIV)
Ecclesiastes 12:5 yes, they shall be afraid of heights, and terrors will be in the way; and the almond tree shall blossom, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail; because man goes to his everlasting home, and the mourners go about the streets: (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Isaiah 1:14 My soul hates your New Moons and your appointed feasts. They are a burden to me. I am weary of bearing them. (WEB JPS DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 9:4 For the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as in the day of Midian. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 10:27 It will happen in that day, that his burden will depart from off your shoulder, and his yoke from off your neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing oil. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 13:1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw: (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Isaiah 14:25 that I will break the Assyrian in my land, and tread him under foot on my mountains. Then his yoke will leave them, and his burden leave their shoulders. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 14:28 This burden was in the year that king Ahaz died. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Isaiah 15:1 The burden of Moab: for in a night, Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to nothing; for in a night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to nothing. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Isaiah 17:1 The burden of Damascus: "Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Isaiah 19:1 The burden of Egypt: "Behold, Yahweh rides on a swift cloud, and comes to Egypt. The idols of Egypt will tremble at his presence; and the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Isaiah 21:1 The burden of the wilderness of the sea. As whirlwinds in the South sweep through, it comes from the wilderness, from an awesome land. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Isaiah 21:11 The burden of Dumah. One calls to me out of Seir, "Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Isaiah 21:13 The burden on Arabia. In the forest in Arabia you will lodge, you caravans of Dedanites. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Isaiah 22:1 The burden of the valley of vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Isaiah 22:25 "In that day," says Yahweh of Armies, "the nail that was fastened in a sure place will give way. It will be cut down, and fall. The burden that was on it will be cut off, for Yahweh has spoken it." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Isaiah 23:1 The burden of Tyre. Howl, you ships of Tarshish! For it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in. From the land of Kittim it is revealed to them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Isaiah 30:6 The burden of the animals of the South. Through the land of trouble and anguish, of the lioness and the lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they carry their riches on the shoulders of young donkeys, and their treasures on the humps of camels, to an unprofitable people. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Isaiah 30:27 Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire: (KJV WBS)
Isaiah 46:1 Bel bows down, Nebo stoops; their idols are on the animals, and on the livestock: the things that you carried about are made a load, a burden to the weary animal. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 46:2 They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into captivity. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 17:21 Thus says Yahweh, Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the Sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Jeremiah 17:22 neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the Sabbath day holy, neither do any work: but make the Sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Jeremiah 17:24 It shall happen, if you diligently listen to me, says Yahweh, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the Sabbath day, but to make the Sabbath day holy, to do no work therein; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Jeremiah 17:27 But if you will not listen to me to make the Sabbath day holy, and not to bear a burden and enter in at the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in its gates, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Jeremiah 23:33 When this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask you, saying, What is the burden of Yahweh? Then you shall tell them, What burden! I will cast you off, says Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Jeremiah 23:34 As for the prophet, and the priest, and the people, who shall say, The burden of Yahweh, I will even punish that man and his house. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Jeremiah 23:36 You shall mention the burden of Yahweh no more: for every man's own word shall be his burden; for you have perverted the words of the living God, of Yahweh of Armies our God. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Jeremiah 23:38 But if you say, The burden of Yahweh; therefore thus says Yahweh: Because you say this word, The burden of Yahweh, and I have sent to you, saying, You shall not say, The burden of Yahweh; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)