|In order that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, saying,|
|“Behold, My Servant whom I have chosen, My Beloved in whom My soul has found delight. I will put My Spirit upon Him, and He will announce justice to the Gentiles.|
|He will not strive nor cry out, nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets.|
This indicates clearly that due to the Jews’ rejection, the heavenly King with His heavenly kingdom will turn to the nations, the Gentiles, and that the Gentiles will receive Him and trust in Him (Matthew 12:21).
Verse 19, also a quotation from Isaiah, says, “He shall not strive nor cry out, nor shall anyone hear His voice in the streets.” This indicates that He was no longer free to minister openly. Instead, He had to hide Himself. The reason for the rejection and the cause for the Lord’s needing to hide was the breaking of the religious regulations. This was due to caring for His headship and for the members of His Body. Because of this, the rejection reached the ultimate.