169. HE ASKS, Why DOES IT HAPPEN TO THEM ACCORDING TO THE RIGHTEOUS? AND HE ANSWERS, Either because it is revealed before the Holy One, blessed be He, that they will repent, or that a righteous person will descend from them, as Terah, from whom emanated the true seed of Abraham; or Achaz from whom came Hezekiah. AND SO the other wicked of the world. Therefore, on both sides, MEANING BY THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED, vanity IS DONE and is strengthened upon the earth, as we have said.