John 3:14
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English Standard Version
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,

King James Bible
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even 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;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of man be lifted up:

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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,

John 3:14 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Must (δεῖ)

Must signifies the eternal necessity in the divine counsels. Compare Luke 24:26, Luke 24:46; Matthew 26:54; Mark 8:31; John 12:34.

Lifted up (ὑψωθῆναι)

The following are the uses of the word in the New Testament: The exaltation of pride (Matthew 11:23; Luke 10:15; Luke 14:11). The raising of the humble (Luke 1:52; James 4:10; 1 Peter 5:6). The exaltation of Christ in glory (Acts 2:33; Acts 5:31). The uplifting on the cross (John 3:14; John 8:28; John 12:32, John 12:34). The reference here is to the crucifixion, but beyond that, to the glorification of Christ. It is characteristic of John to blend the two ideas of Christ's passion and glory (John 8:28; John 12:32). Thus, when Judas went out to betray him, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of man glorified" (John 13:31). Hence the believer overcomes the world through faith in Him who came not by water only, but by water and blood (1 John 5:4-6).

John 3:14 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Numbers 21:7-9 Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against you; pray to the LORD...

2 Kings 18:4 He removed the high places, and broke the images, and cut down the groves, and broke in pieces the brazen serpent that Moses had made...

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John 8:28 Then said Jesus to them, When you have lifted up the Son of man, then shall you know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself...

John 12:32-34 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to me...

Psalm 22:16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

Matthew 26:54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

Luke 18:31-33 Then he took to him the twelve, and said to them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem...

Luke 24:20,26,27,44-46 And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him...

Acts 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

Acts 4:27,28 For of a truth against your holy child Jesus, whom you have anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles...

Cross References
Numbers 21:8
And the LORD said to Moses, "Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live."

Numbers 21:9
So Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on a pole. And if a serpent bit anyone, he would look at the bronze serpent and live.

Isaiah 11:10
In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples--of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious.

Matthew 8:20
And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head."

John 6:51
I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh."

John 8:28
So Jesus said to them, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me.

John 12:32
And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself."

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