And Abram Went, as the Lord Had Spoken to Him

(înapoi la pagina ZOHAR CUPRINS / Lech Lecha – click)

49) It does not say, “And Abram went out, as the Lord had spoken to him” but “Went,” as in “Go forth.” This is so because the exit was already done before, as it is written, “And they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees to go into the land of Canaan.” This is why now it writes, “Went out.”

50) “And Abram went, as the Lord had spoken to him,” as He promised him in all the promises. “And Lot went with him,” meaning he connected to him, to learn from his deeds.” And yet, he did not learn so much. Happy are the righteous, who learn the ways of the Creator to walk in them and to fear that day of judgment when man gives account before the Creator.

51) On the day when man’s days to exit the world have come, the body breaks and the soul must depart from it. Then man is given permission to see what he could not see while the body was governing, and he attains the matters truthfully.

52) At that time, three messengers stand by him, calculating his days and his sins, and all that he has done in this world. And he confesses to everything and then signs the account, as it is written, “He seals up the hand of every man.”

53) They are all signed by his hand, each act and sin, to be judged in this world, for the first and for the last, for new and for old, none forgotten. It is written, “That all men whom He has made may know it.” This means that as all those deeds that he did in this world were in body and spirit together, and he gives account to them when he is in body and spirit together, before he passes away from this world.

54) As the wicked are stubborn in this world, even when they are about to depart from this world, they are still obstinate. For this reason, happy is a man who learns in this world the ways of the Creator so as to walk by them. And the wicked, though he observes those righteous, he is obstinate and does not wish to learn from them.

55) This is why he has a righteous to grip to. And although the wicked is obstinate, he does not leave him. Instead, he should hold him in his hand and not let go of him, for if he lets go of him, he will go and destroy the world.

56) Like Elisha, who rejected Gehazi, so was Abraham. As long as Lot was with him, he did not connect with the wicked. When he parted him, it is written, “And Lot dwelt in the cities of the Plain, and moved his tent as far as Sodom. Now the men of Sodom were wicked exceedingly and sinners against the Lord.” Thus, he bonded with the wicked.

57) It writes, “And Abram went as the Lord had spoken to him,” and not “And Abram went out,” since the exit was done before. This is good. However, at the end of the verse, it writes, “When he departed from Haran.” Was the verse relying on the exit, too, even though he had already gone out? It writes, “When he departed from Haran,” but the departure is primarily the exit from his kindred, and this was before, while the exit from Haran came with the words, “Go forth,” so it is possible to say here, “When he went out of Haran.”

(înapoi la pagina ZOHAR CUPRINS / Lech Lecha – click)

error: Content is protected !!