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

Matthew 8:28-34

I think what we have here is a kernel of truth that was twisted and magnified in the telling and retelling. Notice the importance of gossip—the swineherds ran off to tell "The whole story." Might they have exaggerated just a bit? We can be fairly

John 8:58

We understand that all of Jesus's "I AM" statements, especially prevalent in the Gospel of John, are intended to describe the Christ energy that was the entire focus of his ministry, not to claim a unique identity for himself.

Genesis 1:26-28

There is no clear explanation, and several possible interpretations, for the use of the plural form in this passage from the first story of creation in Genesis. (This is the seven-days story; the Adam and Eve story doesn't begin until Genesis 2:4.

Leviticus 16:3

Animal sacrifice was not considered a form of paganism at the time the Book of Leviticus was written. It was an integral part of the religion of the Hebrew people. And of course they believed it was sanctioned by God, because that was the whole po

Matthew 6:14-15

Again and again, in all his teachings, Jesus emphasizes the importance of forgiveness, as he does here in this passage from the Sermon on the Mount. Forgiveness is not just a nice thing to do. It is the key of access to the divine Law that allows

Hebrews 4:12

The overall theme of chapter 4 is Jesus nowhere promises us that following in his path would be easy. We are moving toward our own sabbath, the author writes, just as God rested on his Sabbath in Genesis. But the time is not yet. Our spiritual pur

Luke 23:43

This is one of the 'Seven Last Words' ascribed to Jesus in one or more of the four gospels. No gospel records all seven. This is, of course, the culmination of the Luke story of the two criminals on crosses to Jesus' right and left.

False Prophets

You asked about false prophets in general, and there are many warnings about them in both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. This passage from Matthew, however, is the most commonly cited.