50. He opened the discussion and said: "And He shall be the faithfulness of your times, a strength of salvation, wisdom and knowledge, the fear of Hashem is his treasure" (Yeshayah 33:6). This verse was explained by the friends. But we learned that whoever is occupied in the Torah in this world and merits in setting times for it, should be in faithfulness, set his mind upon the Holy One, blessed be He, ZEIR ANPIN, and tune himself to the name of heaven, SO THAT MALCHUT CALLED 'NAME', WILL BE UNITED WITH HEAVEN, ZEIR ANPIN, because faithfulness, WHICH IS MALCHUT, is attuned to this, TO BECOME UNITED WITH ZEIR ANPIN. THIS IS THE SECRET OF THE VERSE, "THE FAITHFULNESS OF YOUR TIMES;" "YOUR TIMES" REFERS TO THE TIMES SET FOR THE STUDY OF THE TORAH, ZEIR ANPIN, AND "FAITHFULNESS" REFERRING TO MALCHUT, SO THAT THE TWO MAY JOIN. "A strength of salvation" comprises Judgment and Mercy, FOR STRENGTH IS JUDGMENT AND SALVATION IS MERCY. "Wisdom and knowledge," the two dwell one upon the other, FOR CHOCHMAH is hidden and concealed AND THEY SHOULD dwell one upon the other, NAMELY, CHOCHMAH IS NOT REVEALED SAVE BY DA'AT.
51. "The fear of Hashem is his treasure." It is the treasure of all those GRADES, since that fear of Hashem, WHICH IS MALCHUT CALLED 'FEAR OF HASHEM', receives all the streams, NAMELY, THOSE SAID GRADES, and becomes a treasure (store-house) to them all, and when all that were hidden in it issue, it lets them out by accounting. From where do we know that? From the verse, "your eyes like the pools in Heshbon (Eng. 'account')" (Shir Hashirim 7:5). For it does things by reckoning, and lets out pools of water, THE GRADES IT RECEIVED, carefully letting all out with account.
52. SINCE IN MALCHUT ALL IS DONE WITH RECKONING, WHICH IS THE SECRET OF CHOCHMAH THAT SUSTAINS EVERYTHING, she is called 'faithfulness', MEANING FIDELITY AND SUSTENANCE. THERE ARE MORE REASONS WHY MALCHUT IS CALLED 'FAITHFULNESS'., as we already explained. If in here, IN THE SUPERNAL SFIROT AND GRADES THAT MALCHUT RECEIVES, one should see faithfulness, NAMELY, ILLUMINATE THEM ACCORDING TO THE SECRET OF ACCOUNT, ACCORDING TO THE SECRET OF THE VERSE, "THE FEAR OF HASHEM IS HIS TREASURE," AS WAS DISCUSSED, and in the matters of the world, BY THE CORRECTIONS OF MALCHUT HERSELF CALLED 'WORLD', IN THE SECRET OF THE VESSELS OF THE TABERNACLE; how much more so ONE NEEDS TO ACCOUNT AND TO SHOW FAITHFULNESS, THAT ARE THE MYSTERY OF SUSTENANCE AS MENTIONED THIS NEEDS TO BE RETRANSLATED AND MADE INTELLIGIBLE. Therefore, the Holy One, blessed be He let Yisrael know the secret of faithfulness of those who made the Tabernacle, in all that they did, IN THE SECRET OF THE VERSE, "THESE ARE THE ACCOUNTS OF THE TABERNACLE." And everything is already explained.