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

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

Luke 13:6-9

In Luke 13, Jesus is journeying through Samaria en route to Jerusalem. The people accompanying him were gossiping about some Galileans in Jerusalem who had died at the hands of Pilate (v. 1).

Psalm 58:3-5

What a fearful, negative passage your pastor has chosen, out of the context in which it was written. Psalm 58 is basically a prayer for vengeance upon an unnamed enemy force.