He did this so as to make come true what God had said through the prophet Isaiah:
"Here is my servant, whom I have chosen, 1 the one I love, and with whom I am pleased. I will send my Spirit upon him, and he will announce my judgment to the nations.
He will not argue or shout, or make loud speeches in the streets.
He will not break off a bent reed, nor put out a flickering lamp. He will persist until he causes justice to triumph,
and on him all peoples will put their hope."