“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:”
King James Version (KJV)
3:14 And as Moses - And even this single witness will soon be taken from you; yea, and in a most ignominious manner. #Num 21:8|,9.
Joh 3:14,15 As Moses lifted up the serpent, etc. The reference is to Nu 21:4-9. As the bitten Israelites were healed by looking upon the brazen serpent lifted on high, so the world in sin, is saved by looking to Jesus lifted up upon the cross.