'Farmers' in the Bible
However, the captain of the guard left some of the poor people of the land to work as vinedressers and farmers.
He also built watchtowers in the wilderness and had many cisterns hewed out, since he also possessed large herds, both in the Shephelah and in the midland plains. He had many farmers and vinedressers throughout the hills and fertile lands because he loved farming.
The ground is cracked, because there has been no rain in the land. The farmers are disappointed, and they cover their heads in shame.
Judah and all its towns will live together in the land, along with farmers and those who follow the flock.
But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left some of the poorest people of the land to be vinedressers and farmers.
Be dismayed, you farmers! Cry aloud, you vintners, for the wheat and barley, because the harvest in your fields has been lost.
"Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a wall around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and went abroad.
When harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenant farmers to collect his produce.
But the farmers took his servants and beat one, killed another, and attacked another with stones.
Again, he sent other servants to them, a greater number than the first, but the tenant farmers treated them the same way.
But when the tenant farmers saw his son, they told one another, "This is the heir. Come on, let's kill him and get his inheritance!'
Now when the owner of the vineyard returns, what will he do to those farmers?"
They told him, "He will put those horrible men to a horrible death. Then he will lease the vineyard to other farmers who will give him his produce at harvest time."
Then Jesus began to speak to them in parables. "A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a pit for the wine press, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and went abroad.
At the right time, he sent a servant to the farmers to collect from them a share of the produce from the vineyard.
But the farmers grabbed the servant, beat him, and sent him back empty-handed.
But those farmers told one another, "This is the heir. Come on, let's kill him, and the inheritance will be ours!'
"Now what will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come, execute the farmers, and give the vineyard to others.
Then he began to tell the people this parable: "A man planted a vineyard, leased it to tenant farmers, and went abroad for a long time.
At the right time he sent a servant to the farmers in order to get his share of the produce of the vineyard. But the farmers beat him and sent him back empty-handed.
But when the farmers saw him, they talked it over among themselves and said, "This is the heir. Let's kill him so that the inheritance will be ours!'