Parallel Verses

Amplified

And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert [on a pole], so must [so it is necessary that] the Son of Man be lifted up [on the cross],

New American Standard Bible

"As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up;

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,

International Standard Version

Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

An Understandable Version

And [just] like Moses lifted up the snake [on the pole] in the wilderness [Num. 21:9], so the Son of man must be lifted up [on the cross]

Anderson New Testament

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

Bible in Basic English

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:

Common New Testament

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,

Daniel Mace New Testament

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

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so does it behoove the Son of man to be lifted up:

Goodspeed New Testament

And just as Moses in the desert lifted the serpent up in the air, the Son of Man must be lifted up,

John Wesley New Testament

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of man be lifted up;

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

And just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, thus it is necessary [that] the Son of Man be lifted up,

Modern King James verseion

But even as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And as Moses lift up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the son of man be lift up,

Moffatt New Testament

Indeed the Son of man must be lifted on high, just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert,

Montgomery New Testament

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

NET Bible

Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

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

Sawyer New Testament

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

The Emphasized Bible

And, just as, Moses, lifted up the serpent in the desert, so, must, the Son of Man, be lifted up, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

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

Twentieth Century New Testament

And, as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up;

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

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

Williams New Testament

And just as Moses in the desert lifted the serpent on the pole, the Son of Man must be lifted up,

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

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

Worsley New Testament

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

Youngs Literal Translation

'And as Moses did lift up the serpent in the wilderness, so it behoveth the Son of Man to be lifted up,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

as
καθώς 
Kathos 
as, even as, according as, when, according to, how, as well as
Usage: 141

Μωσεύς Μωσῆς Μωΰσῆς 
Moseus 
Usage: 60

lifted up
ὑψόω 
Hupsoo 
exalt, lift up
Usage: 8

the serpent
ὄφις 
Ophis 
Usage: 7

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

ἔρημος 
Eremos 
Usage: 41

even so
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

δεῖ 
Dei 
Usage: 72

the Son
υἱός 
Huios 
Usage: 213

of man
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

Devotionals

Devotionals about John 3:14

Images John 3:14

Prayers for John 3:14

Context Readings

A Meeting With Nicodemus

13 And yet no one has ever gone up to heaven, but there is One Who has come down from heaven -- "the Son of Man [Himself], Who is (dwells, has His home) in heaven. 14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert [on a pole], so must [so it is necessary that] the Son of Man be lifted up [on the cross], 15 In order that everyone who believes in Him [who cleaves to Him, trusts Him, and relies on Him] may not perish, but have eternal life and [actually] live forever!


Cross References

John 8:28

So Jesus added, When you have lifted up the Son of Man [on the cross], you will realize (know, understand) that I am He [for Whom you look] and that I do nothing of Myself (of My own accord or on My own authority), but I say [exactly] what My Father has taught Me.

Numbers 21:7-9

And the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord and against you; pray to the Lord, that He may take away the serpents from us. So Moses prayed for the people.

2 Kings 18:4

He removed the high places, broke the images, cut down the Asherim, and broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until then the Israelites had burned incense to it; but he called it Nehushtan [a bronze trifle].

Psalm 22:16

For [like a pack of] dogs they have encompassed me; a company of evildoers has encircled me, they pierced my hands and my feet.

Matthew 26:54

But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must come about this way?

Luke 18:31-33

Then taking the Twelve [apostles] aside, He said to them, Listen! We are going up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written about the Son of Man through and by the prophets will be fulfilled.

Luke 24:20

And how our chief priests and rulers gave Him up to be sentenced to death, and crucified Him.

Luke 24:26-27

Was it not necessary and essentially fitting that the Christ (the Messiah) should suffer all these things before entering into His glory (His majesty and splendor)?

Luke 24:44-46

Then He said to them, This is what I told you while I was still with you: everything which is written concerning Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.

John 12:32-34

And I, if and when I am lifted up from the earth [on the cross], will draw and attract all men [Gentiles as well as Jews] to Myself.

Acts 2:23

This Jesus, when delivered up according to the definite and fixed purpose and settled plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and put out of the way [killing Him] by the hands of lawless and wicked men.

Acts 4:27-28

For in this city there actually met and plotted together against Your holy Child and Servant Jesus, Whom You consecrated by anointing, both Herod and Pontius Pilate with the Gentiles and peoples of Israel,

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