In this paracha, Moses communicates the laws governing the cancellation of the wishes to the leaders of the Tribes of Israel.
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The war is committed against Midian for their participation to the plot for the moral destruction of Israel.
The Torah makes a detailed narrative of the meditative booty and its distribution between the people, the fighters, them Levitate and the Big Priest.
The tribes of Réouven and Gad (joined then by half of the tribe of Ménaché) ask that their part of the Promised Land is attributed to them east of the Jordan, as regards a pasture of choice for their herds.
Moses, at first irritated by this request, accepts it under the condition that these tribes participate - and lead - at first to the conquest of lands on the West from the Jordan.