Or Make His Sin Known to Him

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401) “Or make his sin known to him.” The Creator commanded the assembly of Israel to make the sin that he sinned known to man. She notifies him with her Dinim, as it is written, “The heavens shall reveal his iniquity and the earth shall rise up against him.” “Make … known to him” is as one who is commanded after he is notified. “Make” is in imperative form [in grammar], when He commands Malchut to notify him.

402) When a man sins before the Creator and does not notice his sin so as to repent before the Creator, and casts it behind his shoulder, his soul actually rises and testifies before the Creator. Then the King commands the assembly of Israel and says, “Or make his sin known to him, that which he has sinned,” give him Dinim and alert him of his sin, as it is written, “Make known to Jerusalem her abominations,” where “Make known” is in imperative form.

403) When the Din reaches him, his spirit awakens to repent before his Master and he yields to make an offering. This is because one whose heart is proud within him sins and forgets his sin and does not consider it. Hence, the Creator stands before him and commands to alert him of his sin, so he will not forget it.

404) Indeed, this is how it is. We also found about David that when he did that deed with Bat Sheba, he did not notice it. The Creator told him, you forgot it; I will remind you. Promptly, it writes, “You are the man, thus says the Lord,” meaning you are the man who did not remember the sin; you are the man who forgot it. And He alerted him with a Din.

405) Here, too, the Creator said, “Make his sin known to him, that which he sinned.” And this is good, since it does not say, “Or it was known to him,” as in “Or if it is known that the ox is prone to gore.” And one who rises at night to engage in Torah, the Torah alerts him of his sin, not in a way of Din, but like a mother who speaks to her son with soft words, and he does not forget and repents before his Master.

406) And if you say that David, who would rise at midnight, why was it awakened upon him to remind him of his sin through Din? David is different because he sinned in what he was tied to, in Malchut, and it requires Din. He was sentenced in what he sinned, since he sinned against the holy Malchut, to which he was tied, and to which he was a Merkava [chariot/assembly], and to the holy Jerusalem, which corresponds to Malchut. This is why he was expelled from Jerusalem and the kingship was removed from him until he was corrected and repented.

407) What does it mean that the Creator punished David through his son, as it is written, “Behold, I will raise up evil against you out of your own house”? It is because if another person would rise against him, he would have no mercy on him. He told him, “But Avshalom wished to kill his father with a few bad counsels against him, even more than another person.”

408) David sinned with Bat Sheba, Malchut, without reason. The Creator said, “Let the son of a daughter of a strange god come and take vengeance.” And he is Avshalom, who was the son of a handsome woman who was captured in war. One who takes a woman in war and covets her, in the end a stubborn and rebellious son comes out of her, since the filth has not been removed from her.

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