And so it bisemethM.9.42: For M's bisemeth most other B manuscripts read semeþ. bi him as þe bible telleth .
And so it semith by him as the bible tellyth
¶ And so it semes by hym as þe book telles
¶ And so it semedR.9.42:
R's apparently past-tense inflection is unique; Bx has semeth. Cf. the discussion of R's problematic tense marking in the Introduction III.2.2.10, where this example is
categorized. by hym as þe bible telleth .