Mark 12: 12: “And they were seeking to seize Him; and yet they feared the multitude; for they understood that He spoke the parable against them.” So, wasn’t Jesus violating Exodus 22: 28 here? Doesn’t he, in so many words, curse the vine-growers? No. The parable isn’t even about them; the focus is on the vineyard owner and his son. Although Jesus’ enemies gave Him much reason to curse them during Holy Tuesday, as we shall see this week, He always takes the high road.