Word: zugoj

Pronounce: dzoo-gos'

Strongs Number: G2218

Orig: from the root of zeugnumi (to join, especially by a "yoke"); a coupling, i.e. (figuratively) servitude (a law or obligation); also (literally) the beam of the balance (as connecting the scales):--pair of balances, yoke.

Use: TDNT-2:896,301 Noun Masculine

Heb Strong: H2908 H3976 H4294 H4884 H5448 H5688 H5923 H7070 H7626 H7926

    1) a yoke
    1a) a yoke that is put on draught cattle
    1b) metaph., used of any burden or bondage
    1b1) as that of slavery
    1b2) of troublesome laws imposed on one, esp. of the Mosaic law, hence the name is so transferred to the commands of Christ as to contrast them with the commands of the Pharisees which were a veritable 'yoke' ; yet even Christ's commands must be submitted to, though easier to be kept
    2) a balance, pair of scales