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1)

Why was Ya'akov only concerned that Lavan would steal his daughters (Ya'akov's wives), and not anything else?

1.

Seforno: As a matter of fact, he was worried that he would hold back his daughters, as an excuse to steal his (Ya'akov's) sons and his money, 1 with the help of his townspeople.

2.

Tosfos ha'Shalem (3, citing R. Efrayim): Money can be replaced, but nothing can be in place of your daughters.


1

As Lavan himself intimated (See Pasuk 43).

2)

How does Ya'akov's answer tally with Lavan's accusation that he stole his gods?

1.

Rashi and Rashbam: It doesn't! It answers his first accusation - that he led away his daughters like captives. Ya'akov's answer to his accusation concerning his gods lies in the following Pasuk. 1


1

In keeping with the Mishnah in Pirkei Avos (5:7), that a wise person answers the questions that are put to him in the order that they are asked.

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