Hireling
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
A labourer employed on hire for a limited time (Job 7:1; 14:6; Mark 1:20). His wages were paid as soon as his work was over (Leviticus 19:13). In the time of our Lord a day's wage was a "penny" (q.v.) i.e., a Roman denarius (Matthew 20:1-14).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) One who is hired, or who serves for wages; esp., one whose motive and interest in serving another are wholly gainful; a mercenary.

2. (a.) Serving for hire or wages; venal; mercenary.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HIRELING

hir'-ling (sakhir): Occurs only 6 times in the Old Testament, and uniformly means a laborer for a wage. In Job 7:1 there is reference to the hireling's anxiety for the close of the day. In Isaiah 16:14 and 21:16 the length of the years of a hireling is referred to, probably because of the accuracy with which they were determined by the employer and the employee. Malachi (3:5) speaks of the oppression of the hireling in his wages, probably by the smallness of the wage or by in some way defrauding him of part of it.

In the New Testament the word "hireling" (misthotos) occurs only in John 10:12, where his neglect of the sheep is contrasted unfavorably with the care and courage of the shepherd who owns the sheep, who leads them to pasture and lays down his life for their protection from danger and death.

William Joseph McGlothlin

Greek
3411. misthotos -- hired, a hired servant
... of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: misthotos Phonetic Spelling:
(mis-tho-tos') Short Definition: a hired servant Definition: a hired servant, hireling ...
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3407. misthios -- a hired servant
... Transliteration: misthios Phonetic Spelling: (mis'-thee-os) Short Definition: a
paid worker Definition: a paid worker, hired servant, hireling (contrasted with ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7916. sakir -- hired
... hired man, servant, hireling. From sakar; a man at wages by the day or year -- hired
(man, servant), hireling. see HEBREW sakar. 7915, 7916. sakir. 7917 . ...
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Library

The Tenth Chapter of the Gospel of John. Of the Shepherd, and the ...
... The tenth chapter of the Gospel of John. Of the shepherd, and the hireling, and
the thief. [CXXXVII. Ben.] ... Of the shepherd, and the hireling, and the thief. ...
/.../sermon lxxxvii the tenth chapter.htm

That Wages be Quickly Paid to the Hireling.
... 81. That wages be quickly paid to the hireling. In Leviticus: "The wages of thy
hireling shall not sleep with thee until the morning." [4550]. Footnotes: ...
/.../three books of testimonies against the jews/81 that wages be quickly.htm

The Shepherd of Our Souls.
... prey. The hireling shepherd is not tried. ... sheep. The hireling fleeth, because
he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.". ...
/.../newman/parochial and plain sermons vol viii/sermon xvi the shepherd of.htm

Whether it is Lawful for a Bishop on Account of Bodily Persecution ...
... For our Lord said (Jn.10:12) that he is a hireling and no true shepherd, who "seeth
the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep and flieth": and Gregory says (Hom. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether it is lawful for 11.htm

John Chapter x. 13-Nov
... Who the thieves and robbers are, was made clear in yesterday's lesson; and to-day
we have heard of the hireling, as we have heard also of the wolf. ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate xlvi john chapter x.htm

And Jesus Said, to Judge the World am I Come...
... [2532] [2533] I am the good shepherd; and the good shepherd giveth [15] himself
[2534] for his sheep. [2535] But the hireling, who is not a shepherd, and whose ...
/.../hogg/the diatessaron of tatian/section xxxvii and jesus said.htm

To Eulalius, Bishop of Persian Armenia.
... For, as the Lord says, "he that is an hireling" when he sees "the wolf coming,"
"fleeth because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep," but "the good ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/lxxvii to eulalius bishop of.htm

Jesus the Good Shepherd.
... He that is a hireling, and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, beholdeth
the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth, and the wolf snatcheth ...
/.../xxi jesus the good shepherd.htm

The Good Shepherd.
... (John 10:12). 12. But the hireling . . . . leaveth his sheep and fleeth. It is not
the bare fact of a man receiving pay that makes him a hireling. ...
/.../johnson/the new testament commentary vol iii john/the good shepherd.htm

Whether the Old Law Set Forth Suitable Precepts About the Members ...
... If thy brother, constrained by poverty, sell himself to thee, thou shalt not oppress
him with the service of bondservants: but he shall be as a hireling and a ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether the old law set.htm

Thesaurus
Hireling (17 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. HIRELING. hir ... In Job 7:1 there is reference
to the hireling's anxiety for the close of the day. In ...
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Hired (49 Occurrences)
... (WEB NAS NIV). Job 7:2 As a servant that eagerly longeth for the shadow,
and as a hireling that looketh for his wages; (See NAS NIV). ...
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Fleeth (54 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Fleeth (54 Occurrences). John 10:13 The hireling fleeth,
because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. (KJV ASV WBS). ...
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Caring (23 Occurrences)
... may we give, or may we not give?' (YLT). John 10:13 and the hireling doth flee because
he is an hireling, and is not caring for the sheep. (YLT). ...
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Careth (10 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Careth (10 Occurrences). John 10:13 The hireling fleeth,
because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. (KJV ASV WBS). ...
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Wages (52 Occurrences)
... and the prey of Egypt "shall be the wages for his army" (Ezekiel 29:19); swift and
sure judgment is predicted against "those that oppress the hireling in his ...
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Wage (39 Occurrences)
... (See NAS). Job 7:2 As a servant who earnestly desires the shadow, as a hireling
who looks for his wages, (Root in WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Hire (48 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 15:18 It shall not seem hard to you, when you let him go free from you;
for to the double of the hire of a hireling has he served you six years ...
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Agriculture
... Human nature has not changed since the time when Christ made the distinction
between the true shepherd and the hireling (John 10:12). ...
/a/agriculture.htm - 27k

Owns (13 Occurrences)
... John 10:12 and the hireling, and not being a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not,
doth behold the wolf coming, and doth leave the sheep, and doth flee; and ...
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Concordance
Hireling (17 Occurrences)

John 10:13
The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
(KJV ASV WBS YLT RSV)

Exodus 22:15
If the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be a hired thing, it came for its hire.
(See JPS)

Leviticus 19:13
Thou dost not oppress thy neighbour, nor take plunder; the wages of the hireling doth not remain with thee till morning.
(YLT)

Leviticus 22:10
And no stranger doth eat of the holy thing; a settler of a priest and an hireling doth not eat of the holy thing;
(YLT)

Leviticus 25:6
And the sabbath of the land hath been to you for food, to thee, and to thy man-servant, and to thy handmaid, and to thy hireling, and to thy settler, who are sojourning with thee;
(YLT)

Leviticus 25:40
as an hireling, as a settler, he is with thee, till the year of the jubilee he doth serve with thee, --
(YLT)

Leviticus 25:50
And he hath reckoned with his buyer from the year of his being sold to him till the year of jubilee, and the money of his sale hath been by the number of years; as the days of an hireling it is with him.
(YLT)

Leviticus 25:53
as an hireling, year by year, he is with him, and he doth not rule him with rigour before thine eyes.
(YLT)

Deuteronomy 15:18
It shall not seem hard to you, when you let him go free from you; for to the double of the hire of a hireling has he served you six years: and Yahweh your God will bless you in all that you do.
(WEB JPS ASV YLT)

Deuteronomy 24:14
Thou dost not oppress a hireling, poor and needy, of thy brethren or of thy sojourner who is in thy land within thy gates;
(YLT)

Nehemiah 6:13
so that he 'is' an hireling, that I may fear and do so, and I had sinned, and it had been to them for an evil name that they may reproach me.
(YLT)

Job 7:1
Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Job 7:2
As a servant who earnestly desires the shadow, as a hireling who looks for his wages,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Job 14:6
Look away from him, that he may rest, until he shall accomplish, as a hireling, his day.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Isaiah 16:14
But now the LORD hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble.
(KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV)

Isaiah 21:16
For thus hath the LORD said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:
(KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV)

Malachi 3:5
I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the perjurers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and who deprive the foreigner of justice, and don't fear me," says Yahweh of Armies.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV)

Subtopics

Hireling

Hireling: Not to be Oppressed

Related Terms

Hired (49 Occurrences)

Fleeth (54 Occurrences)

Caring (23 Occurrences)

Careth (10 Occurrences)

Wages (52 Occurrences)

Wage (39 Occurrences)

Hire (48 Occurrences)

Agriculture

Owns (13 Occurrences)

Laborers (19 Occurrences)

Longeth (9 Occurrences)

Longs (11 Occurrences)

Lettest (8 Occurrences)

Waits (21 Occurrences)

Fulfills (4 Occurrences)

Earner (1 Occurrence)

Expecteth (3 Occurrences)

Desireth (26 Occurrences)

Deprive (17 Occurrences)

Desist (12 Occurrences)

Defraud (11 Occurrences)

Manservant (14 Occurrences)

Moab's (7 Occurrences)

Prostitute (83 Occurrences)

Perjurers (2 Occurrences)

Plunder (118 Occurrences)

Pants (4 Occurrences)

Buyer (7 Occurrences)

Cost (28 Occurrences)

Contemptible (14 Occurrences)

Contemned (7 Occurrences)

Agur (1 Occurrence)

Attacks (45 Occurrences)

Adulterers (10 Occurrences)

Shadows (11 Occurrences)

Sorcerers (8 Occurrences)

Settler (8 Occurrences)

Shepherd (76 Occurrences)

Hirelings (2 Occurrences)

Sojourning (35 Occurrences)

Eagerly (36 Occurrences)

Gaze (46 Occurrences)

Longing (40 Occurrences)

Lightly (31 Occurrences)

Oppressors (31 Occurrences)

Looks (76 Occurrences)

Accomplish (44 Occurrences)

Wax (32 Occurrences)

Orphan (25 Occurrences)

Esteemed (44 Occurrences)

Reckoned (98 Occurrences)

Enjoy (68 Occurrences)

Widows (33 Occurrences)

Shadow (72 Occurrences)

Double (49 Occurrences)

Swift (35 Occurrences)

Release (61 Occurrences)

Sheep (413 Occurrences)

Earnestly (78 Occurrences)

Aliens (53 Occurrences)

Herdsman (1 Occurrence)

Labour (119 Occurrences)

Fatherless (44 Occurrences)

Oppress (57 Occurrences)

Seem (115 Occurrences)

Served (182 Occurrences)

Sending (188 Occurrences)

Falsely (72 Occurrences)

Half (135 Occurrences)

Cease (138 Occurrences)

Hardship (19 Occurrences)

Six (198 Occurrences)

Widow (71 Occurrences)

Bondman (108 Occurrences)

Warfare (18 Occurrences)

Thrust (92 Occurrences)

Bless (174 Occurrences)

Foreigner (99 Occurrences)

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