John 10:13 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
1) ''The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling," (hoti misthos estin) "Because he is(only)an hireling, he flees; His nature is betrayed by his conduct, by his abandoning the sheep without a fight, without any effort of resistance, Jas 4:7; 1Pe 5:8-9. This is a bleak picture of duty deserted, 1Co 15:58; Gal 6:9.
2) "And careth not for the sheep." (kai ou melei auto peri ton probaton) "And it matters not to him concerning (what happens to)the sheep." He took the position, not for the good of the sheep, but for his own sake. The appearance of the wolf only brought out that he cared for himself first, not the sheep, though he was a paid hired hand and on the job when the wolf came, Mat 7:15-20.
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Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
The Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary of the Whole Bible was originally published as a 23-volume set by Albert Garner (principal author) along with J. C. Howes, G.F. Crumley, and Eugene Garner in 1985. The Blessed Hope Foundation has released this digital edition into the public domain.