John 3:14

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And as Moses lifted vp the serpent in the wildernesse: euen so must the Sonne of man be lifted vp:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up;
- American Standard Version (1901)

As the snake was lifted up by Moses in the waste land, even so it is necessary for the Son of man to be lifted up:
- Basic English Bible

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, thus must the Son of man be lifted up,
- Darby Bible

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
- Webster's Bible

And just as Moses lifted high the serpent in the Desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
- Weymouth Bible

As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
- World English Bible

And as Moises areride a serpent in desert, so it bihoueth mannys sone to be reisid,
- Wycliffe Bible

`And as Moses did lift up the serpent in the wilderness, so it behoveth the Son of Man to be lifted up,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 3:14


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.


People's Bible Notes for John 3:14


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.

Discussion for John 3

  • David Davies
    Mr disciple: V16, When we repent from our sins and put our faith and trust in Christ, He will forgive us and we have a new life. If we say we are saved and then keep sinning, we Never were saved. We have to truly repent from our sins, forsake them and then He will save us. I'm hopeing you agree?
  • David Davies
    Mr disciple: I think you misunderstood my comment, I totally believe that God forgives ALL SINS and that He will never remember them again. If I didn't believe that I wouldn't be Born again. John 3v16 " should not perish". if we believe in Him. I BELIEVE IN HIM. Are you saying that you've have never done anything wrong since you were Born Again? Christ died so that All sins can be forgiven.
  • A disciple
    Mr. Kelly; you cannot expect the Lord to have mercy on you when you don't believe in mercy toward your fellow-servants. You have not walked without fault since the day you were saved; yet you beat your brethren over the head with the Word of God as if you had; and see no possible way for it to be otherwise. Humility is always honest, and is the better part of valor. Love is kind and considerate.
  • A disciple
    David; God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son; THAT whoever believes in Him SHOULD NOT perish, but have everlasting life. Christ came into the world to SAVE sinners; of whom I am chief. Not for us to continue in sins, of course! but that through repentance there SHOULD BE the remission of sins; and a conversion from idols to God, and darkness to light; EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT!
  • A disciple
    Mr. Kelly; the devil is no man's friend! and he is no ones advocate! the devil doesn't go before God to argue the case of sinners against Him. How ridiculous! I've never heard such baloney! You sound like the Pharisees who were always looking to catch the Lord at something He said or did; and were scandalized by His kindness and respect for the common man; and scrutinize and condemn the guiltless.
  • A disciple
    Mr. Kelly; YOU ARE OFF! Mercy rejoices against judgment! But you have no mercy! You stand straight up with clenched fists to God's Word and say, NO! No Advocate for anyone who loves the Lord and falls! No Mercy! Only the righteous shall be saved! (blah blah blah) Jesus came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance: they that "THINK" they're whole have no need of the SAVIOUR Physician.

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