Against them (pro autou). So Luke. It was a straight shot, this parable of the Rejected Stone ( Psalms 12:10 ) and the longer one of the Wicked Husbandmen. There was no mistaking the application, for he had specifically explained the application ( Matthew 21:43-45 ). The Sanhedrin were so angry that they actually started or sought to seize him, but fear of the populace now more enthusiastic for Jesus than ever held them back. They went off in disgust, but they had to listen to the Parable of the King's Son before going ( Matthew 22:1-14 ).