Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

So Moses made a bronze serpent and fastened it to a pole. If a person who had been bitten by a poisonous serpent looked to the serpent, he lived.

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

So Moses made a bronze snake and mounted it on a pole. Whenever someone was bitten, and he looked at the bronze snake, he recovered.

A Conservative Version

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 to the serpent of brass, he lived.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

And Moses made a serpent of bronze and put it on a pole, and if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked to the serpent of bronze [ attentively, expectantly, with a steady and absorbing gaze], he lived.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Darby Translation

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And Moses made a serpent of brass and put it up as a banner, and it came to pass that when a serpent bit anyone, he beheld the serpent of brass, and lived.

Julia Smith Translation

And Moses will make a brass serpent, and will set it up for a signal, and it was if the serpent bit a man and he looked upon the brass serpent, and he lived.

King James 2000

And Moses made a serpent of bronze, 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 bronze, he lived.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So Moses made a snake of bronze, and he placed it on the pole; whenever a snake bit someone, and that person looked at the snake of bronze, he lived.

Modern King James verseion

And Moses made a serpent of bronze, and put it upon a pole. And it happened that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked upon the serpent of brass, he lived.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Moses made a serpent of brass and set it up for a sign. And when the serpents had bitten any man, he went and beheld the serpent of brass and recovered.

NET Bible

So Moses made a bronze snake and put it on a pole, so that if a snake had bitten someone, when he looked at the bronze snake he lived.

New Heart English 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.

The Emphasized Bible

So Moses made a serpent of bronze, and put it upon the standard, - and it came to pass - that if the serpent had bitten any man, as soon as he directed his look unto the serpent of bronze, he lived.

Webster

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.

World English 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.

Youngs Literal Translation

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.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
משׁה 
Mosheh 
Usage: 766

נחשׁ 
Nachash 
Usage: 31

of brass
נחשׁת 
N@chosheth 
נחשׁת 
N@chosheth 
Usage: 140
Usage: 140

and put
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

it upon a pole
נס 
Nec 
Usage: 20

and it came to pass, that if a serpent
נחשׁ 
Nachash 
Usage: 31

נשׁך 
Nashak 
Usage: 16

אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

נבט 
Nabat 
Usage: 69

the serpent
נחשׁ 
Nachash 
Usage: 31

Context Readings

The Bronze Snake

8 Then the LORD instructed Moses, "Make a poisonous serpent out of brass and fasten it to a pole. Anyone who has been bitten and who looks at it will live." 9 So Moses made a bronze serpent and fastened it to a pole. If a person who had been bitten by a poisonous serpent looked to the serpent, he lived. 10 After this, the Israelis traveled and encamped at Oboth.


Cross References

2 Kings 18:4

He removed the high places, demolished the sacred pillars, and tore down the Asherah poles. He also demolished the bronze serpent that Moses had crafted, because the Israelis had been burning incense to it right up until that time. Hezekiah called it a piece of brass.

John 3:14-15

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

Zechariah 12:10

I will pour out on the house of David and on the residents of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and of supplications, and they will look to me the one whom they pierced.'"

Isaiah 45:22

Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth. For I am God, and there is no other.

John 1:29

The next day, John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

John 6:40

This is my Father's will: That everyone who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him to life on the last day."

John 12:32

As for me, if I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people to myself."

Romans 1:17

For in the gospel God's righteousness is being revealed from faith to faith, as it is written, "The righteous will live by faith."

Romans 5:20-21

Now the Law crept in so that the offense would increase. But where sin increased, grace increased even more,

Romans 8:3

For what the Law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the flesh, God did. By sending his own Son in the form of humanity, he condemned sin by being incarnate,

2 Corinthians 5:21

God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that God's righteousness would be produced in us.

Hebrews 12:2

fixing our attention on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of the faith, who, in view of the joy set before him, endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

1 John 3:8

The person who practices sin belongs to the evil one, because the Devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason that the Son of God was revealed was to destroy what the Devil has been doing.

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