When any man promises something to me, be sure to do what you say you will do. If a woman promises me something, and her Dad or her husband hears it, they can cancel the promise and nothing bad will happen to her if she doesn’t keep her promise. But if the Dad or husband hear it and don’t cancel it, she must do what she has promised.
When they got back to camp with all the gold and silver and animals and the beautiful women, Moses was angry, Don’t you remember these are the women that tricked us and caused such great trouble? So they only kept the little ones and cleaned up all the stuff and gave part of it to the Levites who did the work at God’s house.
After that, God told Moses to tell the children of Israel, When you go in and take the land that I am giving you, break down all the statues of gods that are supposed to be Me, because I do not look like that. Kick out all those people who only follow the bad one and give a part of the land to each of My families to be theirs forever.
If you do not kick out all the people who live there, they will be stickers in your eyes and points jabbing into your sides and will cause you lots of trouble in the land I give you. And you will follow the bad ones and I will have to do the same thing to you for your badness that I am doing to them.
God told Moses to tell the children of Israel, When you come into the land I promised to give you, the land is very big. Your south boundary line is at the salt sea in the east then make the line go completely around to the Nile River in Egypt. To the west your border is the Mediterranean Sea. Then take the line up to Mt. Hor for your north border going down the Jordan River.