262. Rabbi Yehuda then opened the discussion with the verse: "The counsel (secret) of Hashem is with them that fear Him, and His covenant to make them know it" (Tehilim 25:14). It means that this sublime secret is stored and available only for them that fear Him, who fear the Holy One, blessed be He always. They are worthy of these sublime secrets to keep them, which are hidden and concealed, being supernal mysteries. But the secret of "and His covenant to make them know it" is that it refers to the Holy Covenant, "to make them know it," as this place may be revealed and known.
263. There is another EXPLANATION OF, "The counsel (secret) of Hashem is with them that fear Him." These secrets have the aspect of fear. They who fear sin are afraid of these sublime mysteries, AND DO NOT STUDY THEM. But "and His covenant to make them know it" means they may know and understand the things, that will explain the secrets.
264. Come and see: The world, MALCHUT, had been engraved with and exists by 42 letters. COVERING THE LIGHTS AND WITHHOLDING THEM IS ENGRAVING. REVEALING THEM IS EXISTING, NAMELY MOCHIN THAT SUSTAINS THAT GRADE. They are all a crown for the Holy Name, FOR THE NAME OF 42 IS THE SECRET OF THE FIRST THREE SFIROT, KETER, CHOCHMAH AND BINAH THAT ARE MADE A CROWN TO MALCHUT CALLED 'NAME'. When they are united, THE 42 LETTERS TO GIVE PLENTY, they go up with its letters TO BINAH, WHERE THEY WERE FIRST REVEALED, and go down TO ZEIR ANPIN and make themselves IN IT, into crowns to the four directions, WHICH ARE CHESED, GVURAH, TIFERET AND MALCHUT UP TO THE CHEST, THE SECRET OF THE THREE COLUMNS AND MALCHUT WHICH RECEIVES THEM. Thus it may exist. NAMELY TO RECEIVE THESE MOCHIN FROM BINAH, THAT EXISTS THROUGH THEM.
265. Then these letters depart FROM THE NAME OF 42 WITHIN ZEIR ANPIN, and create the world, MALCHUT above and below, the world of unity and the world of division. They are then called "mountains of separation" (Shir Hashirim 2:17). These mountains of separation are watered when the south, RIGHT side, approaches THE LEFT SIDE, and water flows, drawn by the power of above IN ZEIR ANPIN. Then all is in rejoicing.
266. And when thought, THE SECRET OF CHOCHMAH, mounts with willing joy from the most covered, KETER, one light flows from it, WHICH IS BINAH, and they approach each other, CHOCHMAH AND BINAH. This was already explained.
267. These fourty-two letters are a high mystery, with which were created the upper world, ZEIR ANPIN, and the lower world, MALCHUT. They establish and contain the mystery of all the worlds, and for their being their secret it is written, "The secret of Hashem is with them that fear Him." This is a secret of the engraved letters IN THE NAME OF FOURTY-TWO, which is revealed in its engravings.
268. It is written, "And you shall put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Tumim" (Shemot 28:30). It was explained that the MEANING OF Urim (Eng. 'lights') is that they illuminate, in the secret of the shining mirror, NAMELY, ZEIR ANPIN, and this is the engravings of the letters of the Holy Name in the secret of 42, with which the worlds were created. The letters were sunken into it. "The Tumim" refer to the secret of the letters contained in the mirror which does not shine, WHICH IS MALCHUT, shining with the 72 engraved letters, in the secret of the Holy Name. THE NAME OF SEVENTY-TWO IS THE SECRET OF REVEALING THE LIGHT OF CHOCHMAH THAT IS WITHIN MALCHUT. Together they are called 'Urim and Tumim'.
269. Come and see: When the letters OF THE NAME OF 42 are sunken INTO THE BREASTPLATE OF JUDGMENT, by that power OF THE SUNKEN LETTERS other letters of the tribes shine, now illuminating, now darkening, according to the secret of the letters of the Holy Names we mentioned, THE NAME OF 42. These letters of the Holy Names OF 42 embrace the secret of the Torah, THEY ARE REVEALED WITHIN ZEIR ANPIN CALLED 'TORAH', and all the worlds were created in the secret of these letters. These names OF 42 were hidden and sunken IN THE BREASTPLATE, and the letters of the names of the tribes stood out above. Hence, everything springs from the secret of these letters. We already explained everything.
270. We learned, in relation to the secret of the letters in the Torah, that the letter Bet starts the Torah, THE LETTER BET OF "BERESHEET" (IN THE BEGINNING) - it has been explained, that it created with the supernal power, using the strength of the mystery of the 42 letters MEANING THE NAME 42. Bet is female, NAMELY MALCHUT, and Aleph is male, NAMELY ZEIR ANPIN. As Bet created, so did Aleph issue all the 22 letters, THE SECRET OF THE PARTICLE ET (ALEPH-TAV), INCLUDING ALL THE LETTERS FROM ALEPH TO TAV.
271. The letter Hei OF "THE (HEB. HA) HEAVEN" INDICATES uniting with the heaven, NAMELY THE INFLUENCE OF BINAH UPON THE HEAVEN, WHICH IS ZEIR ANPIN, to give it life and inspire it WITH MOCHIN. It is upon the letter Vav OF "AND (HEB. VE) THE EARTH," WHICH IS ZEIR ANPIN, to nourish MALCHUT CALLED 'EARTH' and supply it with what it needs. This is the secret of: "In the beginning...the heaven and the (Heb. ve'et) earth" (Beresheet 1:1). Vav ADJOINS THE PARTICLE ET, THOUGH IT SHOULD HAVE ADJOINED "THE EARTH." This indicates the set of 22 letters ISSUED BY VAV, FOR ET INCLUDES THE 22 LETTERS FROM ALEPH TO TAV, from which the earth, MALCHUT, is sustained. The earth then embraces them into itself, according to the verse, "all the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full" (Kohelet 1:7), MEANING THAT ALL THE CHANNELS OF PLENTY OF ZEIR ANPIN FLOW INTO MALCHUT CALLED 'SEA'. This is the secret of "and the (Heb. ve'et) earth," as MALCHUT gathers all into her and receives them, the earth took the letter Vav and nourished UPON IT.