John 10:13

The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, & careth not for the sheepe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"{He flees} because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`he fleeth' because he is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because he is a servant he has no interest in the sheep.
- Basic English Bible

Now he who serves for wages flees because he serves for wages, and is not himself concerned about the sheep.
- Darby Bible

The hireling fleeth, because he is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
- Webster's Bible

For he is only a hired servant and cares nothing for the sheep.
- Weymouth Bible

The hired hand flees because he is a hired hand, and doesn't care for the sheep.
- World English Bible

And the hirid hyne fleeth, for he is an hirid hyne, and it parteyneth not to hym of the scheep.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the hireling doth flee because he is an hireling, and is not caring for the sheep.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 10:13


10:13 The hireling fleeth because he is a hireling - Because he loves the hire, not the sheep.


Discussion for John 10

  • Steve morrow
    JAMES 4:7 SUBMIT YOURSELVES THEREFORE TO GOD RESIST THE devil AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU--1 JOHN 5:14 AND THIS IS THE CONFIDENCE THAT WE HAVE IN HIM THAT IF WE ASK ANYTHING -- ACCORDING -- TO HIS WILL HE HEARETH US *** JOHN 15:5 I AM THE VINE YOU ARE THE BRANCHES HE THAT ABIDETH IN ME AND I IN HIM THE SAME BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT --- FOR WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING ---
  • Ray321
    Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him and with his stripes we are healed. AMEN
  • Joyce Ballentine
    2 PART- SATAN IS AN ACCUSER OF THE BRETHREN, WHO WANTS US DISCOURAGED, ANGRY, DEPRESSED, GIVING UP, ABUSED, BITTER, CONFUSED, DISEASED, AND CONDEMNED! NO MATTER WHAT WE GO THROUGH JUST REMEMBER: BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED!!!! AMEN! GLORY BE TO GOD!!!
  • Joyce Ballentine
    WHO IS THIS THIEF??? SATAN WHO IS AN EVIL SPIRIT, THAT WILL DRESS HIMSELF UP IN ANY WAY TO DESTROY US!!! THE ENEMY IS THROWING EVERYTHING AND THE KITCHEN SINK TO DESTROY ANYONE THAT GETS IN HIS WAY OF DESTROYING THE EARTH! THE ONLY WAY TO EXPERIENCE AN ABUNDANT LIFE AND RESIST HIM IS THROUGH THE POWER AND BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST!!!!
  • Ray321
    John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: Jesus said to the Disciples follow me. Matthew 4:19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. Now Apostle Paul said follow me . 1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. Now Jesus is using Paul for us Gentiles to follow him. I follow Paul thru Jesus Christ our Lord
  • The Father God's daughter-servant
    In Jesus Christ, I greet you! I'm wondering if verse 12 concerning "the wolf" refers to the contemporary charlatans that preach for gain and lust? It would seem to me that those that gather around them, most likely aren't The Lord's sheep.

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