The Bronze Snake
4 They traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea,[a] to go around Edom. But the people grew impatient on the way; 5 they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!”
6 Then the Lord sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died. 7 The people came to Moses and said, “We sinned when we spoke against the Lord and against you. Pray that the Lord will take the snakes away from us.” So Moses prayed for the people.
8 The Lord said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.” 9 So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived.
18 But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them.
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[a] Christ Jesus our Lord.
14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.