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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Hireling, Hired Servant

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These were distinct from the house servants who were generally slaves. Hired servants were engaged by the day and paid at the close of the day. A servant hired by the priest was not regarded as one of the family, and was not allowed to eat of the holy things, whereas the slaves were considered a part of the family. Leviticus 19:13 ; Leviticus 22:10 ; Deuteronomy 15:18 ; Deuteronomy 24:14 ; Job 14:6 ; Malachi 3:5 . They are contrasted in the N.T. with the Shepherd who owned the sheep. Matthew 20:1-8 ; Luke 15:17,19 ; John 10:12,13 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Hireling, Hired Servant '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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