Numbers 21:9

“And Moses made a serpent of brasse, and put it vpon a pole, and it came to passe, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when hee beheld the serpent of brasse, he liued.”

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Other Translations

And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
- King James Version

And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Moses made a serpent of brass, and set it upon the standard: and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked unto the serpent of brass, he lived.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So Moses made a snake of brass and put it on a rod; and anyone who had a snakebite, after looking on the snake of brass, was made well.
- Basic English Bible

And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole; and it came to pass, if a serpent had bitten any man, and he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
- Darby Bible

And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
- Webster's Bible

Moses made a serpent of brass, and set it on the standard: and it happened, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked to the serpent of brass, he lived.
- World English Bible

And Moses maketh a serpent of brass, and setteth it on the ensign, and it hath been, if the serpent hath bitten any man, and he hath looked expectingly unto the serpent of brass -- he hath lived.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Moses made a serpent of brass, and set it upon the pole; and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked unto the serpent of brass, he lived.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 21:9


21:9 He lived - He was delivered from death, and cured of his disease.


Discussion for Numbers 21

  • BSP
    Verses 2,3~The Israelites made a vow to Jehovah God and God fulfilled his part of the deal and so the Israelites carried out their vow.
  • Alex
    Jesus said even as Moses lifted up a serpent in the wilderness even so must the SON OF MAN be lifted up.We are still in a spritual wilderness, we get bit sometimes,( Sin) but we do not die spritually if we behold the lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world, the spirit of life in CHRIST JESUS has made us FREE from law of SIN AND DEATH (snake bite ) th bronze serpent WAS A TYPE O CHRIST
  • CDEvans
    This chapter continues to reveal that no matter how many signs God gives us and he proves to us that he is to be obeyed, we still continue to go against his wishes and his commands.
  • Phyllis Johnson
    Hello Christ Head,
    Yes, their are books in heaven, and one on all of us. Pray and fast, and ask God to reveal his will for your life. Books, courts, Wow!
  • Jean
    Jehovah loves us obey him and we will be alright in Jesus name
  • Jane
    Edom their blood brother refuse isreal passage and made their journey longer and frustrating to sin against God and bitten by snakes. Isreal did not fight them and Edom and Isresl God will not support the fight.

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