537. The third chamber OF NETZACH stands in the supernal light more than the first ones. There are four gates in this chamber, one to the south, one to the east, one to the north, and one to the west, CORRESPONDING TO CHOCHMAH AND BINAH, TIFERET AND MALCHUT. There is a chief to each gate, as ought to be.
538. At the first gate stands the chief Malkiel, in charge over the notes, ON WHICH THE VERDICT IS WRITTEN, emerging from the King's court that judges the world. This chief supervises over these notes, with two scribes under him, one to the right and one to the left.
539. MALKIEL is given the notes to be corrected, before they leave the gate, to be handed to the chieftain of the first chamber. Once they are given to the chieftain of the first chamber, they leave the place, and there is no possibility to return them SO AS TO CORRECT THEM.
540. For immediately comes a chieftain of the unholy pitiless Other Side, of strict Judgment, Sangadiel by name. He is in charge over the gate of another chamber of the Other Side, Gehenom. Some complainants and accusers are sent to hover about the world, prepared to execute justice.
541. While the chief is leafing through the verdicts, the two scribes, Shamashiel and Kamuel, correct the scripts, under Malkiel. For in the chambers of the unholy Other Side, certain chieftains were appointed, the opposite of those appointed in the chambers OF HOLINESS, and all the spirits and the officers in charge on the Other Side, all do harm.
542. Come and see: When this Sangadiel takes the scrip from the chieftain standing at the first gate, he opens an entrance to the side of darkness called "pit of destruction" (Tehilim 55:24), THE TWO FIRST CHAMBERS OF THE OTHER SIDE, where thousands and tens of thousands of officers are ready to take the scripts, with the chieftain SANGADIEL over them. Then the criers come out, and the accusers hover about the world, and the judgment is executed. Therefore, the chieftain MALKIEL reads the scripts carefully to correct the verdicts before they leave the gate. This is the gate to the south.
543. The second gate, life and death depend upon it, for in this gate are signed all the scripts COMING FROM THE COURT. When the scripts are corrected, an attendant named Gazriel takes them to the second gate to be signed.
544. A chieftain stands at the gate, named Azriel. Each gate is named after the chieftain in charge of it. The chieftain AZRIEL has under him two attendants, Sanuriya and Adiel, one to the right and one to the left. Life depends upon him of the right, and death upon him of the left. They have two seals in their hands, a seal of life and a seal of death, one on this RIGHT side, the other on that LEFT side.
546. On Yom Kippur, when the children of Yisrael are occupied with prayers and petitions, and strive to worship their Master, this gate is closed until the prayer of Minchah. When this prayer passes from the court house in the chamber of merit, an air comes out, the gate is opened, the chieftain stands with the two attendants, one on his right and one on his left, with seals of life and death in their hands, and all the scripts OF THE COURT of the world are before them. They then sign to life or death. This is the east gate, THE SECRET OF THE CENTRAL COLUMN.