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

John 11:16

I think Thomas's reference goes further back. In verse 8 the disciples are trying to dissuade Jesus from going to Judea, since there is so much energy against him that his life would clearly be in danger.

Genesis 20:13

Well, both! Abraham was indeed guided to leave his father, his family, the comfort and security of his physical home, and to place his faith solely in the Lord of his being.

Proverbs 12:27

This is the RSV translation, which is slightly different from the one you quoted. My Oxford Study Bible notes that this passage in its original Hebrew is 'very unclear.' But I think the message is clear: it takes work to achieve material wealth.

Matthew 23:1-12

In this passage from late in the earthly ministry of Jesus, he is repeating an essential teaching that he introduces—also in Matthew—much earlier in his Sermon on the Mount. It is a simple teaching, but revolutionary for the time in which he lived

Matthew 4:1-11

I don't think it's accurate to say Jesus never sinned, if we understand 'sin' in its original meaning of 'missing the mark.' Before his spiritual Realization (symbolized by his baptism), he was as fully human as any of us.

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