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

  • Ruth Franklin
    OurGod, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is living within us. His desires is that Born again Beleivers have a relationship with Him . Get to know Him as Savio . Salvation is freely given by being thankful for your blessings and praise for your prayers today. Lord , what do you want me to do today? Amen
  • A disciple
    Stand a man; you wrote: "What sins each of us may or may not be guilty of is irrelevant..." That is completely contrary to all that God teaches and commands us, to REPENT of sins and forsake idols! Jesus has broken the chains that held us under bondage to sin, and gives us the light of life and His Spirit to grow in grace and knowledge of Him. Sin is MOST RELEVANT for it will deceive and destroy!
  • Alex
    Dis. All johns disciples had to be rebaptised with the H.G. IN ACTS 17 JESUS DISCIPLES HAD TO SHOW JOHNS DISCIPLES A MORE PERFECT WAY, John himself asked jesus saying I have NEED to be BAPTISED of YOU .John said behold the lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world. not h20.All of the disciples had been water baptised but jesus tells them if i wash thee not you will have no part with me.
  • A disciple
    Stand a man; if as you say, everyone who doesn't believe in Jesus is evil; what does that make the one who tells the unbeliever or unclean, "Stand by yourself, away from me; for I am holier than thou!" The difference between the one who comes to the light, and those who don't; is that our deeds may be manifest; that we give an honest accounting to God, like Abel; and show God our trust in Christ!
  • A disciple
    Alex; There is no competition between Baptism and the Cross! Neither Jesus nor any of the Apostles ever told anyone that had been Baptized by John, that they were in danger of forfeiting the benefits of His Redemptive Sufferings! If we are not Baptized into Christ, and into the Father, and into the Spirit; then we are none of His; and in no wise in a condition to be Baptized with fire and Spirit!
  • A disciple
    Stand a man; I understand very much your enthusiasm; but you will find as you go on with the Lord, that there are some serious and important inconsistencies in your thinking just now. Jesus said to the disciple; those who forsook all and were following Him, and loved Him; If you then BEING EVIL know how to give good things to your children..." If we say we have no sin we deceive ourselves. HONESTY

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