New Living Translation
The hired hand runs away because he's working only for the money and doesn't really care about the sheep.
King James Bible
The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
Darby Bible Translation
Now he who serves for wages flees because he serves for wages, and is not himself concerned about the sheep.
World English Bible
The hired hand flees because he is a hired hand, and doesn't care for the sheep.
Young's Literal Translation
and the hireling doth flee because he is an hireling, and is not caring for the sheep.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:13 The hireling fleeth because he is a hireling - Because he loves the hire, not the sheep.
[Footnote: Preached before the Baptist Missionary Society.] 'Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice; and they shall become one flock and one Shepherd.'--JOHN x. 16 (R.V.). There were many strange and bitter lessons in this discourse for the false shepherds, the Pharisees, to whom it was first spoken. But there was not one which would jar more upon their minds, and as they fancied, on their sacredest convictions, than this, that God's flock …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Gifts to the Flock
The Good Shepherd
January the Seventeenth Spiritual Discernment
A hired hand will run when he sees a wolf coming. He will abandon the sheep because they don't belong to him and he isn't their shepherd. And so the wolf attacks them and scatters the flock.
"I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me,
1 Corinthians 7:32
I want you to be free from the concerns of this life. An unmarried man can spend his time doing the Lord's work and thinking how to please him.
1 Corinthians 7:33
But a married man has to think about his earthly responsibilities and how to please his wife.
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