they spoke against God1 and against Moses, and said, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt2 to die in the desert?3 There is no bread! There is no water!4 And we detest this miserable food!"56
Then the LORD sent venomous snakes6 among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died.77
The people came to Moses8 and said, "We sinned9 when we spoke against the LORD and against you. Pray that the LORD 10 will take the snakes away from us." So Moses prayed11 for the people.
The LORD said to Moses, "Make a snake and put it up on a pole;12 anyone who is bitten can look at it and live."
So Moses made a bronze snake13 and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, he lived.14