58. He took the cup of blessing and said the blessing. His hands could not carry the cup and were shaking. When he reached, 'for the land and for the nourishment,' he said, "I will raise the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of Hashem" (Tehilim 116:13). He placed the cup in its place and settled to the right and continued the blessings. At the end, he said, May it please You that to one of these, MEANING RABBI YITZCHAK, life would be drawn from the Tree of Life, upon which all life is dependent, and the Holy One, blessed be He would be his surety, so he would find a guarantor down below, MEANING RABBI SHIMON, who would agree to be a guarantor together with the Holy King, AS IT IS WRITTEN THAT RABBI YITZCHAK WAS CLOSE TO DEATH. YET RABBI SHIMON HELD ON TO HIM AND WAS HIS SURETY, AND HE REMAINED ALIVE.