“Listen to another parable.” This is a command from Jesus. “Listen” means not only to hear, but more so, to obey. The parable is an indictment against not just the majority of the Jews, but especially the religious leaders. God is the owner and they have not only failed Him, but Jesus is predicting that having abused God’s prophets, they will also kill His Son. They themselves provide the answer as to what the “owner” will do to the wicked tenants.
We need to work hard to study His Word and learn not only how, but to BE good stewards of His vineyard.