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14 And just as Moses lifted-up the serpent in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up 15 in order that everyone putting-faith in Him may have[a] eternal life.

God Sent His Son Into The World That All Believing In Him May Have Eternal Life

16 “For[b] God so[c] loved the world that He gave His only-born Son, in order that everyone believing in Him may not perish, but may have eternal life.

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  1. John 3:15 After the chastisement of v 10-12, and stating the authority for His answer in v 13, Jesus here answers the question of v 9, and then explains it in what follows.
  2. John 3:16 Jesus may continue speaking in v 16-21; or, these may be John’s words of explanation for us.
  3. John 3:16 That is, in this manner; or, to such an extent.

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