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

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.

John 19:26-27

It is considered a 'given' that "the disciple whom he loved" was John, and a myriad of traditions and legends have grown over the years concerning this directive from the cross.

Ezekiel 13

I am not going to print out the entirety of Chapter 13 in the Book of Ezekiel, as it is quite lengthy. Ezekiel's early prophecies (chapters 1-24) concern the imminent destruction of Jerusalem, which happened in 587 BCE.

Proverbs 3:7-9

I can't relate your question to the passage you cited. I don't see the tree of life mentioned. The tree of life first appears at Genesis 3:22, when Adam and Eve are expelled from the Garden.

James 4:1-3

This is a very succinct description of the challenge of living our mortal lives. We believe our fears and emotions, and thus we believe in lack and limitation.

Nehemiah 8, Luke 1

It is difficult to address an entire chapter—much less two—in a brief reply, but I'll try. The Book of Nehemiah describes events immediately after some of the Hebrew people had returned from exile in Babylon, back to Jerusalem.

Job 4:8-9

I think your understanding is very valid. I would add a few thoughts. I don't see the seeds of wickedness as only directed toward ourselves.

Haggai 1:2-11

Haggai was writing in the year 520 BCE. The Israelites had been freed from Babylon by Cyrus the Great nearly 20 years earlier. They had returned to their homeland in and around Jerusalem. However, they had not yet rebuilt the temple.