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

Malachi 1:13

Little is known about this prophet; we may not even know his real name, since 'malachi' means 'my messenger' in Hebrew. His major concern is fidelity to the Sinai covenant between the Lord and His people. This passage is directed at the priests, w

Lamentations 3:22-26

These verses are the second part of the third chapter of Lamentations. The entire chapter was originally structured as an acrostic—a sort of spiritual crossword puzzle in which lines began with the letters of the Hebrew alphabet, in order. Since i

Proverbs 23:6-8

Finding juicy passages like this is one of the fringe benefits of this work! I think the spiritual teaching behind the words is quite clear. With someone who is 'stingy,' there is no free lunch! You can be sure he has an ulterior motive—he wants s

Genesis 6

You asked about chapter six of Genesis, which begins the story of Noah. The entire story includes chapters six through 9, so it's helpful to consider then as a whole.

Deuteronomy 6:4

Oneness is an awesome thing to try to understand! Like the very concept of God, Oneness is greater than any attempt to define it. This is the first statement in the passage known to Jews as the Shema, the cornerstone of their faith and their relat

Matthew 12:1-13

I think of this as the very heart of Jesus' human ministry—a clear, somewhat impatient (at least as I hear his voice) statement of what he wants people to understand about themselves and their relationship to the Divine. The Law is meant to guide

Acts 1:9

I'm not at all familiar with either Rosicrucian or Far East writings, so I'll leave it to you to consider how they do or do not echo this passage and the 'resurrection' of Jesus.

Matthew 26:36-46

I have often said the true drama of Jesus' last week is neither the crucifixion nor even the resurrection. It is in the Garden of Gethsemene. Once Jesus surrendered to what he knows to be his spiritual purpose, everything else is just going throug