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

Isaiah 45:9

The key to understanding Isaiah from chapter 44:24 to 45:13 is that the prophet (actually Second Isaiah, writing about 100 years later than the earlier chapters) is praising Cyrus, the Persian king who is conquering the Babylonians who destroyed J

Job 5:19

In the Book of Job, an ancient folktale, common to many eastern cultures, is expanded by an anonymous author into a searching debate on the relationship of God and Man, the justification for suffering and other concerns.

Ephesians 4:11-14

You asked about Ephesians 4:12, but that verse is merely one phrase of a longer sentence that needs to be considered as a whole. Paul is writing from Rome, where he is under house arrest (see 4:1).

Matthew 5:1-48

The entirety of Chapter 5 of the Gospel of Matthew is not something I can cover in a single message. It is, of course, the first half of the Sermon on the Mount. As such, it represents the very essence of the message and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Psalm 30

Psalm 30 is a song of thanksgiving for a healing. As with all the psalms, we begin by recognizing that the Lord being addressed is the Christ—the indwelling Presence of God that is the true identity of each of us.

John 14:20

This statement is from Jesus' extensive final discourse with his disciples, as recorded in the Fourth Gospel. Jesus indicates here that he is not unique in his relationship to the Divine.

John 16:12-15

I'm happy to address this powerful passage. Jesus is in the final days of his ministry, fully aware of what lies ahead and anxious to leave his disciples with all the strength and understanding he can communicate.

1 Timothy 3:2

It would be a real stretch to make this comment be about divorce. Given the customs of the times, it seems clear that the author's concern is that a potential bishop be married to only one woman, free of any other involvements.

 

Psalm 116

This psalm is a hymn of thanksgiving for a healing from illness. The psalmist makes it clear that his situation was dire. Indeed, the humans around him had given up their attempts to save him from death. But the psalmist kept his faith.

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