The plot in which grapes are raised. Vineyards are one of the standard signs of agricultural wealth in Palestine in biblical times. Although the proper handling of such property was extensively defined in various law codes (Exod 22:5; Exod 23:11; Lev 19:10; Lev 25:3; Lev 25:4; Deut 20:6; Deut 22:9; Deut 23:24; Deut 24:21; Deut 28:30), breaches of treatment were found even in royalty (1Kgs 21:1-18). Isaiah’s “Song of the Vineyard” is a masterful review of standard viticulture applied to the life of a people (Isa 5:1-7). As vineyards were a sign of divine blessing, their absence was a metaphor of divine judgment (Jer 35:7; Jer 35:9). The vineyard as a common scene of labor was used in a parable of Jesus found in all three synoptic Gospels (Mark 12:1-9; Matt 20:1-16 Luke 20:9-16).

Exod 22:5

5When someone causes a field or vineyard to be grazed over, or lets livestock loose to graze in someone else's field, restitution shall be made from the best in ... View more

Exod 23:11

11but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, so that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the wild animals may eat. You shall do ... View more

Lev 19:10

10You shall not strip your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the alien: I am the Lord your God.

Lev 25:3

3Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather in their yield;

Lev 25:4

4but in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of complete rest for the land, a sabbath for the Lord: you shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard.

Deut 20:6

6Has anyone planted a vineyard but not yet enjoyed its fruit? He should go back to his house, or he might die in the battle and another be first to enjoy its fr ... View more

Deut 22:9

9You shall not sow your vineyard with a second kind of seed, or the whole yield will have to be forfeited, both the crop that you have sown and the yield of the ... View more

Deut 23:24

24If you go into your neighbor's vineyard, you may eat your fill of grapes, as many as you wish, but you shall not put any in a container.

Deut 24:21

21When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, do not glean what is left; it shall be for the alien, the orphan, and the widow.

Deut 28:30

30You shall become engaged to a woman, but another man shall lie with her. You shall build a house, but not live in it. You shall plant a vineyard, but not enjo ... View more

1Kgs 21:1-18

Naboth's Vineyard
1Later the following events took place: Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard in Jezreel, beside the palace of King Ahab of Samaria.2And Ahab s ... View more

Isa 5:1-7

The Song of the Unfruitful Vineyard
1Let me sing for my beloved
my love-song concerning his vineyard:
My beloved had a vineyard
on a very fertile hill.2He dug i ... View more

Jer 35:7

7nor shall you ever build a house, or sow seed; nor shall you plant a vineyard, or even own one; but you shall live in tents all your days, that you may live ma ... View more

Jer 35:9

9and not to build houses to live in. We have no vineyard or field or seed;

Mark 12:1-9

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
1Then he began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a pit for the wine press, a ... View more

Matt 20:1-16

The Laborers in the Vineyard
1“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.2After agreeing ... View more

Luke 20:9-16

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
9He began to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard, and leased it to tenants, and went to another country fo ... View more

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