Zohar Ki Teitzei - Section 19 - "Forty Minus One"

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Zohar Sulam Commentary on Parasha Ki Teitzei Section 19

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We are told that God will strike Samael fifty times for turning himself into a deity, and that Adam and Eve and the serpent and the land were given a total of 39 stripes because they all sinned against the letter Hei.

Pasook 96. from the Zohar Sulam Commentary on Parasha Ki Teitzei

אַרְבָּעִים יַכֶּנוּ לֹא יוֹסִיף וְגוֹ', פִּקּוּדָא דָּא לְהַלְקוֹת לְרָשָׁע, דְּאִיהוּ סָמָאֵל, דְּעָתִיד קוּדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא לְמַחֲאָה לֵיהּ חַמְשִׁין מָחָאן. בְּגִין דְּעָבֵד גַּרְמֵיהּ אֱלוֹהַּ. יֵיתֵי יִחוּדָא, דִּמְיַיחֲדָן בֵּיהּ יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּכָל יוֹמָא, בְּכ"ה אַתְוָון, וְיִמְחֵי בְּהוֹן, לְמַאן דְּשַׁוֵּי גַּרְמֵיהּ אֱלוֹהַּ, וְלָאו אִיהוּ אֶלָּא עֶבֶד מְטוּנָּף. וְאִלֵּין דְּסָרְחוּ בה' תַּקִּין לוֹן קוּדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא, לְמָחָאָה בְּיוֹ"ד הֵ"א וָא"ו, דְּאִינּוּן אַרְבָּעִים חָסֵר חַד. וּבְהַאי שְׁמָא, מָחָא קוּדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא עַשְׂרָה מַכְתְּשִׁין לְאָדָם. וְעַשְׂרָה לְחַוָּה. וְעַשְׂרָה לְנָחָשׁ. וְתִשְׁעָה לְאַרְעָא. בְּגִין דְּכֻלְּהוּ סָרְחוּ בְּאָת ה'. וּבג"ד, כִּי עָשִׂיתָ זֺאת.


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"Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed" (Devarim 25:3). This precept is to strike the wicked, who is Samael, who the Holy One, blessed be He, will give fifty stripes for turning himself into a deity. Let the unification OF KRIAT SH'MA AND 'BLESSED BE...' that Yisrael meditate on twice a day in the 25 plus 25 letters in them, come and strike with them whoever turns himself into a deity, and who is nothing but a filthy servant. And as for those who sinned against LAST Hei, WHICH IS MALCHUT, the Holy One, blessed be He, decreed to strike them with Yud Vav Dalet, Hei Aleph, Vav Aleph Vav, which are of the numerical value of forty minus one. With this name the Holy One, blessed be He, gave ten stripes to Adam, ten to Eve, ten to the serpent and ten to the land, WHICH AMOUNT TO 39 STRIPES, since they all sinned against the letter Hei, WHICH IS MALCHUT. Hence IT IS WRITTEN, "Because you have done this" (Beresheet 2:14), 'THIS' BEING A NAME OF MALCHUT.

chanoch's Commentary

This pasuk is clear as written, with Rabbi Ashlag's comments. Note that the negative effect is split among 4 entities. This is also true for positive effects or light. It is shared among aoll nresponsible entities.