ואשאל אותה ואשים וגו'. שינה לחששת רמאותם כי יאמרו שנתן החפצים קודם לצד מה ששמשתו, והם נוגעים לאביה, לזה הקדים כי לא נתן אלא אחר שידע היותה בת בתואל שראויה ליצחק נתן לה בחזקת תכשיטי כלה לחתן ואין לאביה זכות בהם: ואשאל אותה…ואשים הנזם על אפה. "I asked her….and put the ring on her nose." He changed the sequence of events in his report so that Laban and his father in their craftiness should not be able to claim these trinkets as belonging to Bethuel since Rebeccah had obtained them as reward for services rendered. If, however, Rebeccah had obtained the jewelry only after she had identified herself as the daughter of Bethuel, it was clear that they were meant to effect the betrothal between her and Isaac, her father not being able to claim them as belonging to him.