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.

Consult other comments:

John 10:13 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 10:13 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 10:13 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 10:13 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 10:13 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 10:13 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:13 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 10:13 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 10:13 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 10:13 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 10:13 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 10:13 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 10:13 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 10:13 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 10:13 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 10:13 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 10:13 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:13 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 10:13 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 10:13 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 10:13 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary