I Will Blot Out Man

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425) “And the Lord said, ‘I will blot out man.’” It is also written, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts.” When a person wishes to avenge another, he is silent and does not tell him anything, for if he notified him he would keep himself and he would not be able to defeat him.

426) But the Creator does not do so, since He does not execute Din in the world before He declares and notifies them once, twice, and thrice, since no one can protest against Him and say, “What are you doing?” It is also impossible to keep from Him or to rise against Him.

427) “And the Lord said, ‘I will blot out man.’” He told them that through Noah, and warned them several times, but they did not listen. And once they did not listen, He brought upon them the Din and eradicated them from the face of the earth.

428) “And he called his name Noah, saying, ‘This one shall comfort us from our work.’” How did he know right when he was born that this one would comfort us from our work? When the Creator cursed the world, as it is written, “Cursed is the ground because of you,” Adam said to the Creator, “Master of the world, how long will the world remain cursed?” The Creator replied, “Until you have a son who is circumcised like you.”

429) They waited until Noah was born. When Noah was born he saw him circumcised and inscribed in the holy sign, and saw that the Shechina was attached to him. Then he understood that in his days, the curse would be cancelled from the ground, and called his name after what was to be done later.

430) Initially, they did not know how to sow, reap, and plow. They tilled the land with their hands. When Noah came, he constructed for them tools of craftsmanship and all the instruments required for correcting the ground so it bears fruit. It is written, “This one shall comfort us in our work and from the sadness of our hands, which comes from the ground which the Lord has cursed.” He delivered the land out from being cursed, where they would “sow wheat and reap thorns and thistles.” This is why it is written about Noah, “A man of the ground.”

431) “A man of the ground” means, as it is written, “Naomi’s man,” the husband of the ground, since he brought the earth out from being cursed through the sacrifice he offered. And then it is written, “I will never again curse the ground on account of man.” This is why he was called “A man of the ground,” and this is why he called him by the name, Noah, after the future.

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