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Chp. 30 verse 2 - chp. 31 verse 14: Introduction, begins with oaths and vows. Then continues with oaths and vows of a girl in her father's house and then with her husband. Chp. 31 begins with Hashem commanding Moshe to take revenge against Midian for the incident at Shittim. He sends twelve thousand man out to battle lead by Pinchas. They kill out all the men including Bilaam. They return victorious and are greeted by Moshe, Elazar, and all the princes.
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Chp. 31 verse 14 - Chp. 32 verse 42: Moshe rebukes the officers for not killing out the women, who were the cause of sins at Shittim. Moshe tells them to purify themselves. It then discusses the laws of kashering vessels. Continues with a description of how the booty was divided. Chp. 32 begins with the request of the tribes of Reuven and Gad to take possession of the land on the east side of the Jordan. At first Moshe is angry because he thinks that they were trying to avoid the war to conquer the land of Israel. They assure him that not only will they fight but that they would lead the army. Moshe then agrees that if they fulfill their promise that they and half the tribe of Menashah would be able to take their portion in Trans Jordan. He then apportions the land to them.