John 10:13
New International Version
The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.

New Living Translation
The hired hand runs away because he’s working only for the money and doesn’t really care about the sheep.

English Standard Version
He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.

Berean Study Bible
The man runs away because he is a hired servant and is unconcerned for the sheep.

Berean Literal Bible
because he is a hired servant and is not himself concerned about the sheep.

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

New King James Version
The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.

New American Standard Bible
He flees because he is a hired hand and does not care about the sheep.

NASB 1995
"He flees because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep.

NASB 1977
“He flees because he is a hireling, and is not concerned about the sheep.

Amplified Bible
The man runs because he is a hired hand [who serves only for wages] and is not concerned about the [safety of the] sheep.

Christian Standard Bible
This happens because he is a hired hand and doesn’t care about the sheep.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This happens because he is a hired man and doesn't care about the sheep.

American Standard Version
he fleeth because he is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But a hired man runs because he is a hired man, and cares not about the flock, and a wolf comes snatching at and scattering the flock.”

Contemporary English Version
Hired workers run away because they don't care about the sheep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the hireling flieth, because he is a hireling: and he hath no care for the sheep.

English Revised Version
he fleeth because he is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

Good News Translation
The hired man runs away because he is only a hired man and does not care about the sheep.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The hired hand is concerned about what he's going to get paid and not about the sheep.

International Standard Version
because he's a hired worker, and the sheep don't matter to him.

Literal Standard Version
and the hired worker flees because he is a hired worker, and is not caring for the sheep.

NET Bible
Because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep, he runs away.

New Heart English Bible
And the hired hand flees because he is a hired hand and the sheep means nothing to him.

Weymouth New Testament
For he is only a hired servant and cares nothing for 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus the Good Shepherd
12The hired hand is not the shepherd, and the sheep are not his own. When he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf pounces on them and scatters the flock. 13The man runs away because he is a hired servant and is unconcerned for the sheep. 14I am the good shepherd. I know My sheep and My sheep know Me,…

Cross References
John 10:12
The hired hand is not the shepherd, and the sheep are not his own. When he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf pounces on them and scatters the flock.

John 10:14
I am the good shepherd. I know My sheep and My sheep know Me,

1 Corinthians 7:32
I want you to be free from concern. The unmarried man is concerned about the work of the Lord, how he can please the Lord.

1 Corinthians 7:33
But the married man is concerned about the affairs of this world, how he can please his wife,


Treasury of Scripture

The hireling flees, because he is an hireling, and cares not for the sheep.

careth not.

John 12:6
This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.

Acts 18:17
Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. And Gallio cared for none of those things.

Philippians 2:20
For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.









(13) The hireling fleeth.--These words are again an addition to the text, and should he omitted with the great majority of the best authorities. If we omit them this verse must be immediately connected with that which precedes, the last clause of which is a parenthesis--"But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth (and the wolf catcheth them, and maketh havoc), because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep." The sense is not affected by the omission, and the words were apparently added as a gloss to make the meaning clear. The thought of the hireling is repeated to express the nature of the man, and to strengthen the contrast with the Good Shepherd which immediately follows.

Verse 13. - (The hireling fleeth) because he is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep. He only cares for himself. He is no match for the wolf of temptation, or disease, or death, lie wants to reap the personal advantage of his temporary office, and, if his own interests are imperiled, he can leave them to any other hireling, or to the wolf. Melancholy picture this of much deserted duty.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[ The man runs away ] because
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

he is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

a hired servant
μισθωτός (misthōtos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3411: A hired servant, hireling. From misthoo; a wage-worker.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

is unconcerned
μέλει (melei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3199: It is a care, it is an object of anxiety, it concerns. A primary verb; to be of interest to, i.e. To concern.

for
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sheep.
προβάτων (probatōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 4263: A sheep. Probably neuter of a presumed derivative of probaino; something that walks forward, i.e., a sheep.


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