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

1 Kings 17:8-16

This is one of the great prosperity lessons offered in Hebrew scripture. The story illustrates the spiritual Truth that we receive by giving. The widow is locked in lack consciousness; she sees what her senses tell her is lack and limitation.

1 Kings 3:16-28

It seems rather ironic that the king, under whom the nation of Israel reached the apex of power and abundance, is nonetheless best remembered for this familiar story from the early days of his reign.

Amos 5:21-24

Amos was a humble shepherd called by the Lord to prophesy to the people of Israel in the eighth century B.C.E. It was a time of great prosperity and relative peace—although a peace maintained through great military expenditures.

John 14:26

This verse is from Jesus' final discourse to his disciples on the occasion of the Last Supper, as his mortal ministry was drawing to a close.

Ephesians 2:1-22

Ephesians is a late letter, written when Paul was imprisoned in Rome (see 3:1 and 4:1). It's not specifically written to the church in Ephesus, but as a "circular letter" to be copied and passed among the various churches.


There are many references in scripture to money, and to the question of wealth vs. poverty. I don't think you'd find any statements that poverty is God's purpose.

Luke 11:31

The reference is to the Queen of Sheba, whose interactions with King Solomon are described in 1 Kings 10:1-10. Jesus is speaking about those among his followers who were demanding more signs and wonders.

John 13:16

As you noted, Jesus provides his own commentary on this verse a little later, at John 15:20 (RSV): "Remember the word that I said to you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they kept my w