He does it (so that they cannot charge Him with a crime), or how Jesus integrates Isaiah 5 into this parable of the vineyard. What strikes me the most is how they could be totally aware of the failures of their forefathers and totally blind to those same issues when they were to be found in themselves. God help us to see our lives clearly, for we can all be just like they were.
This is part 45 of a verse-by-verse study through the Gospel of Mark. See the WHOLE Gospel of Mark playlist by clicking here.