Bible Interpretation

Interpret This With Rev. Ed

Have you ever wondered how a specific Bible verse might be interpreted metaphysically? Interpret This provides greater insight into the hidden meanings of the Bible. Use the search features below to find a verse. If the verse you are looking for is not available, click here to request an interpretation

1 Samuel 14:7

John 14:13-14 (RSV) is this: "Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; if you ask anything in my name, I will do it." I think comparing the two is a bit of a stretch, but let's see.

2 Timothy 4:2-5

Paul is writing from Rome, where he is under house arrest, to Timothy, who may be at his home in Lystra in Asia Minor. We know from Acts that Timothy accompanied Paul and shared his missionary work.

Prodigal Son

I think the parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) may be the greatest short story every written—and perhaps the clearest and deepest description of Jesus' unique understanding of our purpose in life, and our relationship to our spiritual Sou

Ephesians 2:10

This verse actually concludes a passage, beginning with verse 8, that forms the core of Paul's understanding of the message of Jesus. It means, he writes, that we cannot 'earn' salvation; it is a freely given gift according to our faith.

1 Peter 2:4-10

This letter was written from Rome about 65 BCE to Christians in Asia Minor who were being severely persecuted for their faith. This particular passage seems to mix several metaphors in calling the people to stay firm in their faith.

Joshua 23:11-13

Joshua has led the Israelites across the Jordan River to the land they had been promised by Abraham's covenant with the Lord. Now the 12 tribes—who had been together since leaving Egypt—are about to disperse, each to its own share of the land.