266. "The man" (Beresheet 2:16) mentioned in this phrase alludes to the prohibition of bloodshed, WHICH IS INCLUDED IN THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL, as it is written: "Who so sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed" (Beresheet 9:6). FROM HERE, WE NEED TO DRAW AN ANALOGY. HERE IT IS SAID, "THE MAN" IN CONNECTION WITH BLOODSHED, JUST AS THERE THE WORD "MAN" IS CONNECTED WITH BLOODSHED (BERESHEET 2:16THEREFORE, BOTH ISSUES DEAL WITH BLOODSHED. THE KLIPAH OF BLOODSHED RESIDES WITHIN the gall (Heb. marah); it is the sword of the Angel of Death BY WHICH HE KILLS HUMAN BEINGS, AS IT SAYS THAT A DROP OF BITTERNESS (HEB. MARAH) HANGS FROM THE SWORD OF THE ANGEL OF DEATH, BY WHICH ONE DIES. The verse also says, "But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword" (Mishlei 5:4). THE WORD "saying" (Beresheet 2:16) IN THIS VERSE alludes to THE PROHIBITION OF incest (SEXUAL IMMORALITY), WHICH IS PART OF "THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL." THE KLIPAH OF INCEST RESIDES IN the spleen, about which it is written: "She eats, and wipes her mouth..." (Mishlei 30:20), because the spleen has neither mouth nor arteries THROUGH WHICH IT CAN SUCK BLOOD. Therefore, it sucks black blood from the liver, even though it has no mouth. This IS WHY IT IS WRITTEN: "She eats, and wipes her mouth." All those who shed blood come from THE KLIPAH THAT RESIDES IN the gall, and so the arteries in the heart avoid the bile and IMMEDIATELY flee from it.