Bible Interpretation

Interpret This With Rev. Jacquie Fernández

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

Matthew 17:1-8

The transfiguration is described in all three synoptic gospels (Mark, Matthew and Luke), and would have had great significance, in particular, to Jewish readers of those gospels—or to Jews who heard the stories that had been transmitted orally pri


You requested any scripture concerning "redemption and hope." There are dozens of possibilities, from which I've chosen this statement from the Letter to the Hebrews.

John 9:1-12

The idea that blindness, birth defects, etc.—conditions that we, from our limited human perspective, would call negative—are a punishment for "the fall of man" is inconsistent with Jesus's teaching, here and throughout his ministry.

James 1:17-19

In approaching any specific passage, it's important always to establish the context of the writing from which it comes. The Letter of James is really a sermon, beautifully organized and very specific

Acts 1:7-8

These are literally the final words of Jesus's earthly ministry. He's aware that his disciples don't fully understand the dimensions of the ministry to which they have been called.

Genealogy of Jesus

There are two different genealogies given for Jesus: one in the Gospel of Matthew (1:1-17) and the other in the Gospel of Luke (3: 23-28). They are similar, of course, and in many aspects they're identical.

Matthew 14:14-18

In one sense, this is a "bridge passage" linking Jesus's reaction to the death of John the Baptist with the feeding of 5,000 people in the wilderness. I think, however, it has a great significance in its own right.