364. Rabbi Yesa opened the discussion with the verse, "He withdraws not His eyes from the Righteous, but with kings on the throne He establishes them forever, and they are exalted" (Iyov 36:7). Come and behold, when the wicked lose their power and perish from the world, the Righteous then rules the world. This is the meaning of the verse, "He preserves not the life of the wicked, but gives to the poor their right" (Ibid. 6), THAT IS, THE WICKED WILL PERISH FROM THE WORLD. It is then written, "He withdraws not His eyes from the righteous," which is similar to the verse, "The eyes of Hashem are towards the righteous" (Tehilim 34:16).
365. The verse, "but with kings on the throne," refers to the ruling kings, settled upon the throne; "He establishes them for ever" means that they sit upon their throne firmly; and "they are exalted" in order to rule the world and so that the throne shall be established on its supports. Another explanation for the phrase, "and they are exalted," is that they take the throne, THE NUKVA, place it up high, IN THE PLACE OF BINAH, and put it in its proper place.
366. While they were walking, they saw a man with a child riding on his shoulders. Rabbi Yitzchak said, Surely this man is Jewish and has come to help people attain merit, THAT IS, HE IS COMING TO RECEIVE CHARITY AND ALLOW PEOPLE TO MERIT THE WORLD TO COME. Rabbi Yesa said, Let us be the first to receive merit from him.
367. When he reached them, Rabbi Yesa asked, Where is YOUR bag of food? RABBI YESA SAW THAT THE MAN CARRIED NOTHING SAVE THE CHILD ON HIS SHOULDERS. He replied, I HAVE NOTHING, so that people can achieve merit BY GIVING ALMS TO ME. I had two sons, but the army came into town and took them captive. Now I am walking to afford people the opportunity to earn merit BY GIVING RANSOM MONEY. And they did, by giving him ALMS AND food TO EAT.