4 Then they journeyed from Mount Hor by the Way of the Red Sea, to d go around the land of Edom; and the soul of the people became very 1 discouraged on the way. 5 And the people e spoke against God and against Moses: "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and our soul 2 loathes this worthless bread." 6 So f the LORD sent g fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many of the people of Israel died. 7 h Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, "We have i sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD and against you; j pray to the LORD that He take away the serpents from us." So Moses prayed for the people. 8 Then the LORD said to Moses, k "Make a l fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live." 9 So m Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.