For long ago I broke your yoke, and burst your bands, and you said: 'I will not transgress'; when upon every high hill and under every leafy tree you did sprawl, playing the harlot. Where are your gods that you made for yourselves? Let them arise, if they can save you in the time of your trouble.
mas’ey “the journeys”
Numbers 33:1 –36:13
Moses, his face enflamed with spiritual energy, admonished the tribes to keep all the “mitzvoth” – the commandments – or their failings would be like pricks in their eyes.
Above the river Jordan is one of the cities of refuge where anyone who had unintentionally killed someone could escape revenge.
The idols of the Midiantes have been destroyed and their people driven out from the land.