197. "And Hashem said to Moses... 'Each prince on his day'" (Bemidbar 7:11). HE ASKS: What is the meaning of "on his day?" Rabbi Yehuda said: These are the days above that were prepared to be blessed, which are the twelve boundaries, MEANING CHESED, GVURAH, TIFERET AND MALCHUT, EACH ONE CONTAINING THREE COLUMNS, WHICH IS THE SECRET OF THE TWELVE BOUNDARIES that are divided. Each one is constructed and inaugurated with blessing through these PRINCES below, SINCE EACH PRINCE ESTABLISHED ONE DAY. We have learned that all are blessed for the altar above, WHICH IS BINAH, and even the lower WORLD and even the nations of the world are blessed.
198. We have learned that Rabbi Shimon said: If these twelve princes would not have brought their offerings, the world could not have prevailed before the twelve princes of Ishmael, as it is written: "Twelve princes according to their nations" (Beresheet 25:16). When those TWELVE PRINCES of Yisrael had brought their offerings, the dominion was taken away from all of them. Therefore, it is written: "Each prince on his day."
199. Everything that was brought as an offering was offered similar to the above, in order that everything would be blessed. "The rams sixty, the he-goats sixty" (Bemidbar 7:88) resembles the verse: "Sixty valiant men are round about it" (Shir Hashirim 3:7). THAT IS THE SECRET OF CHESED, GVURAH, TIFERET, NETZACH, HOD AND YESOD OF ZEIR ANPIN from the side of Gvurah. EACH ONE COMPRISES TEN, SO THEY ARE SIXTY. "One spoon of ten shekels of gold..." (Bemidbar 7:14) CORRESPONDS TO MALCHUT, as we have already learned. Blessed is the lot of the righteous that the Holy One, blessed be He, pours blessings upon them and listens to their prayers. About them, it is written: "He heeds the prayer of the destitute, and does not despise their prayer..." (Tehilim 102:18).