The Vision of Egypt

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89) The vision of Egypt, “Behold, the Lord is riding on a swift cloud and is about to come to Egypt.”

All the kings in the world and all the peoples in the world are completely insignificant before the Creator. In Egypt, despite all the Gevurot and the high hand that the Creator revealed in Egypt, it is written, “Behold, the Lord is riding on a swift cloud and is about to come to Egypt.” What is the difference that in all the peoples in the world it was not so, but the Creator decided on a sentence and it was done, and in Egypt He Himself came to execute judgments?

90) It is because the King came to bring out the queen who was there. He came in honor of the queen, Divinity, who was down in exile with them. And because the Creator wished to honor her, He came to her to raise her, to give her a hand, and to straighten her up, as the Creator is destined to do at the end of the exile in Edom.

91) Thus, it was for the queen that the Creator came to Egypt. But the queen was in the exile in Babylon; why was it not so? It was because of the sin, for they had taken foreign women and admitted the holy covenant into another authority. This is why they lost the miracles and signs that were meant to be done for them. But this was not so in Egypt, for they were all the tribes of the Creator. The children of Israel came into the exile, and the children of Israel went out of the exile without a sin.

92) In the exile in Edom the Creator wished to be honored in the world, and to come by Himself to raise the queen and shake off her dust. Woe unto one who will be there before Him when He says, “Shake yourself from the dust, arise and sit, O Jerusalem; loosen yourself from the chains around your neck.” Who is the king and nation that will stand up against him?

93) “And the idols of Egypt shall be moved at His presence.” “The idols of Egypt” is not said about the rocks and trees from which they made the idols, but about all those degrees of high appointees and about the worship of the lower ones of them. They were the ones who moved and were punished. And wherever Israel exiled, the Creator sought them and they were received from those peoples.

94) It is written, “For thus says the Lord God, ‘My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.’” This is God’s complaint that angered Him against Assyria, and He said, “See what Assyria has done to Me. Egypt, in whom I executed all those Dinim, and My people went down to dwell among them, the Egyptians received them among them and gave them the best land, the land of Goshen. And although they were afflicted in exile, they did not remove the land from them, for it is written only in the land of Goshen. And this was the best land in Egypt, as it is written, ‘In the best of the land,’ the land of Ramses, which was in Goshen. And not only did they not deny them anything, as it is written, ‘The cattle of the children of Israel,’ which means that they did not rob them of their cattle. And yet, they were sentenced by several Dinim [judgments].”

95) But “The Assyrian oppressed them without cause.” They threw them to the land at the end of the world and robbed them of their land. And if the Egyptians, who did all those favors for Israel, were sentenced by all these Dinim, the Creator’s wish to glorify His Name over Assyria and Edom and the rest of the nations that oppress them and kill them and take their money will be several times stronger. It is written about that, “Thus will I magnify Myself, and sanctify Myself, and I will make Myself known.” There, in Egypt, it was with one king. But here, in the future, complete redemption, it will be in all the kings in the world.

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