He was a little sad, you see! (Groan)
He asked them, "Surely you have read this scripture?"
"The stone which the builders rejected as worthless turned out to be the most important of all. This was done by the Lord what a wonderful sight it is!”
The Jewish leaders tried to arrest Jesus, because they knew that he had told this parable against them. But they were afraid of the crowd, so they left him and went away.
Rejected but Wonderful? Very odd.