327. "You did stretch out Your right hand, the earth swallowed them" (Shemot 15:12): YET, HE WAS ASKED AGAIN, THE RIGHT ACTS WITH CHESED. AND HE ANSWERS, But we have learned THAT IT MEANS You have raised Your right hand, AND THE LEFT REMAINED ALONE AND PERFORMED ACTS OF JUDGMENT. Rabbi Yitzchak said, The friends observed that when the Holy One, blessed be He, extracted the dead Egyptians from under the water, He said to the earth: 'Gather them unto you.' It did not want to, until the Holy One, blessed be He, lifted the right hand against it and placed it under oath. Then it is written, "The earth swallowed them." Rabbi Elazar said, "You did stretch out your right hand," MEANING to separate it from the left, and Judgment was performed THROUGH THE LEFT.
328. "You in Your mercy led forth the people whom You have redeemed" (Shemot 15:13). This is as it is written, "But Your right hand, and Your arm, and the light of Your countenance, because You did favorably accept them" (Tehilim 44:4). "But Your right hand," refers to greatness, NAMELY CHESED. "You have guided them in Your strength:" what is meant by, "and your arm," which is Gvurah? "To Your holy habitation," is what is written, "and the light of Your countenance, for You did favorably accept them." It is the Righteous, WHICH IS YESOD. And they are all present in the passage, ALL THE SIX SFIROT, BECAUSE CHESED AND GVURAH INCLUDE TIFERET, AND YESOD INCLUDES NETZACH AND HOD.
329. "Fear (Heb. eimatah) and dread shall fall upon them." HE ASKS, it is written "eimatah," but the more common form, 'eimah' should have been used. Why "eimatah?" There is not one word or letter in the Torah that does not contain high secrets. AND IF SO, what is the meaning of "eiamtah (also: 'the fear of her')?" Rabbi Shimon said, It means the terror of the Shechinah. AND IT IS LIKE THE DREAD OF HEI (EIMAT-HEI), WHICH IS THE SHECHINAH.
330. Similarly, "You shall bring them (Heb. tevi'emo) in, and plant them (Heb. tita'emo) in the mountain of Your inheritance..." It should have said 'tevi'em' and 'tita'em.' Why tevi'emo (with Vav)? HE ANSWERS, The Holy Spirit is speaking about the latter generation that Joshua circumcised, and in whom He revealed the holy imprint of the Name of the Holy One, blessed be He. They were linked with the Vav, WHICH IS ZEIR ANPIN, and they were worthy to inherit the land, as it is written, "Your people also shall be all Righteous, they shall inherit the land forever" (Yeshayah 60:21). Because everyone who is circumcised and in whom the holy marking has been revealed, and who observes it, is called 'righteous.' Therefore, "they shall inherit the land forever."
331. Therefore "tevi'emo" is spelled with an extra Vav, WHICH MEANS that You will bring those attached to the Vav. "And plant them," as is said, "the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified" (Ibid.), those that are connected to the Vav, THAT IS ZEIR ANPIN. And is the allusion to those latter ones, IN THE TIMES OF JOSHUA. There is no word or small letter in the Torah that does not contain supernal secrets and holy reasons. Blessed is the portion of those who are familiar with them.