So I say by you ryche , it semeth not that ye should
¶ So I saye by yow riche ˜ it semes nouȝt þat ye shull
¶ So I segge be ȝow riche it semethR.14.153: R parallels beta but omits nouȝt after semeth, completely inverting the intended sense of the assertion (beta's version is
vouched for by Cx). F rewrites the line. þat ȝe schulle
Be ryche men yt semeþ ryght soo / þe same þat ȝee shulle. F's reading is unique. Beta witnesses vary, though most read as follows:
So I seye by yow riche it semeþ noȝt þat ye shulle
Haue heuene in youre here beyng and heuene þerafter.
Alpha had the phrase "two hevenys," and it reappears in a revised line in C.