238. At that moment, He gestured to THE ANGEL Yofiel, the chief minister of the Torah. YOFIEL said to Moses, I explained this verse. The words, "If a man have" refer to the Holy One, blessed be He, as it says, "Hashem is a man of war" (Shemot 15:3). The son, which is Yisrael; "stubborn and rebellious," as it is written: "For Yisrael is headstrong like a headstrong heifer" (Hoshea 4:16). "Who will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother:" That is the Holy One, blessed be He, and the Congregation of Yisrael, WHICH IS MALCHUT. "When they have chastened him" is as it is written: "Then Hashem testified against Yisrael, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers..." (II Melachim 17:13). "Will not hearken to them," as it is written: "Yet they would not hear...;" "then shall his father and his mother lay hold of him," meaning with the same mind and agreement.