'Tenants' in the Bible
"For we are sojourners before You, and tenants, as all our fathers were; our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no hope.
if I have consumed its produce without payment or shown contempt for its tenants,
Solomon owned a vineyard in Baal-hamon. He leased the vineyard to tenants. Each was to bring for his fruit 1,000 pieces of silver.
Listen to another parable: There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard and put a hedge around it and dug a wine vat in it and built a watchtower. Then he let it out [for rent] to tenants and went into another country.
When the harvest time was near, he sent his slaves to the tenants to collect his portion of the crop.
But the tenants seized his slaves, beat one, killed another, and stoned another.
But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill him and get his inheritance!'
Now when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?"
They said to him, "He will utterly destroy those evil men! Then he will lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him his portion at the harvest."
At harvest time he sent a slave to the tenants to collect from them his portion of the crop.
But those tenants seized his slave, beat him, and sent him away empty-handed.
But those tenants said to one another, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill him and the inheritance will be ours!'
What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy those tenants and give the vineyard to others.
When harvest time came, he sent a slave to the tenants so that they would give him his portion of the crop. However, the tenants beat his slave and sent him away empty-handed.
But when the tenants saw him, they said to one another, 'This is the heir; let's kill him so the inheritance will be ours!'