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

15 “that whoever believes in Him, should not perish, but have eternal life.

16 “For God so loves the world, that He has given His only begotten Son; that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

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14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness,(A) so the Son of Man must be lifted up,[a](B) 15 that everyone who believes(C) may have eternal life in him.”[b](D)

16 For God so loved(E) the world that he gave(F) his one and only Son,(G) that whoever believes(H) in him shall not perish but have eternal life.(I)

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  1. John 3:14 The Greek for lifted up also means exalted.
  2. John 3:15 Some interpreters end the quotation with verse 21.

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