Sigh, Cry, and Outcry

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353) There are three things here: sigh, cry, and outcry, and they are not similar. With a sigh, it is written, “And the children of Israel sighed.” With a cry, it is written, “And they cried.” With an outcry, it is written, “And their outcry came up unto God.” Each is interpreted separately, but Israel did all of them. However, another one said, “Israel did the cry and the outcry, but they did not do the sigh.” This is implied by the words that they sighed but were not sighed, and that the sigh above was for them.

354) How are outcry and cry different? There is an outcry only in prayer, as it was said, “Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my outcry,” and also, “Unto You, O Lord, is my outcry,” and “My outcry is unto You, and You will heal me.” Thus, an outcry means words of prayer. A cry means crying and not saying anything, without any words. The cry is greater than all of them, for the cry is in the heart. It is closer to the Creator than a prayer or a sigh, as it is written, “For if they cry unto Me, I will surely hear their cry.”

A sigh, a cry, and an outcry are thought, voice, speech—BinaZA, and Malchut. Hence, a cry in which there is no speech is more acceptable to the Creator than a prayer in words, since the speech is revealed and there is gripping in it, but a cry, where there is no disclosure except in the crying heart, there is no hold for the accusers in it. It is also more acceptable than a sigh because it is revealed only in the thought of the one who sighs, which is Bina, and the lower one cannot properly adhere to the Creator through it. This is why a cry is more acceptable.

355) What does it say when the Creator said to Samuel, “It repents Me that I have set up Saul to be king”? “And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the Lord all night.” He left everything—the sigh, the outcry—and took the cry, since it was closest to the Creator, as it is written, “And now, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come unto Me.”

356) One who prays and cries and cries out until he can no longer move his lips, this is a complete prayer that is in the heart. It is never returned empty, but is accepted. Great is the cry for it tears a man’s sentence from all his days.

357) Great is the cry that governs the quality of Din above. Great is the cry that governs this world and the next world. For a cry, man inherits this world and the next world, as it is written, “Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses.”

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