46. The next precept after this one relates to someone who devotes his possessions to the priest. This is what is written: "everything devoted in Yisrael shall be yours" (Bemidbar 18:14). That is the secret meaning of: "everything that opens the womb in all flesh, which they bring to Hashem, whether it be of men or beasts" (Ibid. 15). Womb (Rechem; Resh- Chet-Mem) AMOUNTS TO RESH-MEM-CHET (= 248) by resetting the letters, like the number of 248 limbs and organs of a man, about whom it is said: "in wrath remember mercy (Heb. rachem)" (Chavakuk 3:2). After a person sins in anger and dedicates this beast to Him, another El, a serpent, dwells ON IT, as it says, "you are cursed above all cattle" (Beresheet 3:14), and he is to the left of man. Therefore, the Holy One, blessed be He, commanded that IT be given to the priest, who is compassion and blessing, in order to subdue the anger, SINCE in that person the bitterness is stirred, which is the sword of the Angel of Death. THEREFORE, the right is awakened toward him with compassion, and the anger in the left is subdued. And so when angry, have compassion; "in wrath remember mercy."
47. When one is angry, there is deadly poison in his rage. About him, the masters of the Mishnah have stated: Whoever is angry, it is as if he is an idol-worshipper, since the Other Side burns the person and by giving that beast to the priest, that possession separates from him. Samael, a strange El, consecrated destruction, and his female is a curse that is contained in all the curses mentioned in the book of Devarim. The Holy One, blessed be He, granted blessings throughout the Torah and all the blessings are from the right, to which the priest holds on. Due to this, any consecration needs to be given to the priest, who burns it in fire and destroys it from the world. The fire of the left gets calmed in the right, which is water, and "then the king's wrath was pacified" (Ester 7:10) through it.