14 And just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness,[a] thus it is necessary that the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 so that everyone who believes in him will have eternal life.”[b]

God’s Love for the World

16 For in this way God loved the world, so that he gave his one and only Son, in order that everyone who believes in him will not perish, but will have eternal life.

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Footnotes

  1. John 3:14 An allusion to Num 21:5–9
  2. John 3:15 Some interpreters and Bible translations extend the quotation of Jesus’ words through v. 21

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