Moses describes the laws of oaths; the Israelites battle the Midianites; the tribes of Reuben and Gad request to dwell outside of the Land of Israel. Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the sons of Israel, saying, “This is the word that G-d has commanded. If a man makes a vow to G-d or swears an oath, he must not permit his word to remain unfulfilled. He shall do whatever has come forth from his mouth. “The same goes for a woman, unless her father (in her youth) or her husband obstructs her vows. In that case, G-d will forgive her because of these obstructions. Every vow and every binding oath of self-denial, her husband can let it stand or her husband can annul it. As for a widowed or divorced woman, anything that she has vowed shall stand for her.