That truste in hys treasure betraieth he sonest
That trusten on his tresour . bitrayeþ he hem sonnest
that trysten on his tresour by-trayeth he hem alle sonest
That trusten on his tresoure · by-trayes he sonnest
þat truvsten on hys treysuvre bytrayed ereG.2.71: The G R F reading bytrayed ere, which is adopted by Kane and Donaldson, agrees with that of most A manuscripts. Most B manuscripts read bitrayeth he. sonest
Þat tristeth on his tresor bytrayed arenR.1.72: Beta copies
show considerable variation in this phrase, but beta itself probably read bitrayeþ he. This is a simple reversal of the archetypal C
reading, which is he bytrayeth. By contrast, alpha's reading here is
identical to that of Ax. sonneste .
Þey þat triste on his tresor / be-trayed are sunnest.