213. It is written, "Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who has created these..." (Yeshayah 40:26). This verse was already explained. Nevertheless Come and see: Could anyone who lifts up his eyes and looks up, know and behold what is not permitted for him to see?
214. HE REPLIES: No, "Lift up your eyes on high" MEANS THAT whoever wishes to behold and know the deeds of the Holy One, blessed be He, let him lift up his eyes and see how many are the armies and legions, AND HOW MANY are the deeds, each different than the other, one mightier than the other. Then you may look and ask, "Who created these?" We explained this mystery: 'who', WHICH IS BINAH, created 'these'. FOR BINAH is a place located up high, hidden, concealed and unknown. It remains a constant question, because this place is not revealed.
215. "Who brings out their host by number." HE ASKS: What does "that brings out" mean? HE ANSWERS: Since that place is hidden and concealed, NAMELY, BINAH, it brings out all by the secret of the sound coming out of the Shofar, ZEIR ANPIN CALLED 'SOUND' COMES OUT OF BINAH CALLED 'SHOFAR'. That sound is the amount of all the supernal armies and the account of everything. Thence is found the secret of the divine Faith, WHICH IS MALCHUT, on all the supernal sides, CHASSADIM ON THE RIGHT AND CHOCHMAH ON THE LEFT, WHERE CHOCHMAH IS REVEALED. It extends in grades FROM ZEIR ANPIN downward TO MALCHUT. The armies are then divided after their kind, and all are numbered and called by name. "Because of the greatness of His might" (Ibid.) refers to the right side;"He is strong in power" (Ibid.) refers to the left side. "No one is missing" (Ibid.) from the sides drawn from the two directions, FROM THE TWO COLUMNS RIGHT AND LEFT, WHERE NOTHING IS MISSING, BECAUSE THEY COMPREHEND ALL OF REALITY. EVEN THE CENTRAL COLUMN ADDS NOTHING, ONLY COMPRISES WHAT IS IN THE TWO COLUMNS, RIGHT AND LEFT.
216. Another explanation to the verse, "Lift up your eyes on high and behold, who has created these." This verse means that when the Tabernacle was constructed and completed, whoever saw the Tabernacle, beheld in it WHAT WAS above, and WHAT WAS below, and saw all that in the Tabernacle. For all the works of the upper world and the lower world were all contained in the Tabernacle. And we established that whoever looked at the clasps, could see in their illumination that of the stars, because this is how the stars are situated in the firmament.