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

Numbers 9:15

The imagery reminds me of the ways in which the Lord guided the Hebrews through the wilderness: a cloud by day and a "pillar of fire" at night (Exodus 13: 21).

Luke 9:57-60

Taken out of context, the passage you requested—"Leave the dead to bury their own dead"—seems harsh and unfeeling. As with almost all of Jesus' teachings, it calls us to go deeper within, which is why I've added the preceding verses.   

Luke 11:1-54

Luke 11 is a long chapter packed with parables and teachings, too much to encompass in one reply. You ask about what is, of course, Luke's somewhat shorter version of the passage at Matthew 7: 7-13, which has become known as the Lord's Prayer.

Isaiah 1:18-20 (RSV)

Divine guidance can be expressed in many ways, according to how you are most likely to receive it. Certainly, dreams can be a powerful means of expression. That's not to say that all dreams have spiritual significance, of course.

Jeremiah 18:13-23

This is a sort of "call and response" between the prophet and the "people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem" (v. 11). Jeremiah, speaking for the Lord, warns them that they must amend their evil ways to return to divine favor.

Revelation 20:15

This is one of the final chapters of the epic vision that is described in the Revelation to John. Traditional interpretations might see the "lake of fire" as Hades, and those thrown into it destined to suffer for all eternity.

Psalm 31:19

Psalm 31 is a prayer for deliverance from personal enemies. The early verses are a cry for help and an itemization of problems. The final verses (21-24) are an expression of gratitude for God's assistance.

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