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

Proverbs 12:27

This is the RSV translation, which is slightly different from the one you quoted. My Oxford Study Bible notes that this passage in its original Hebrew is 'very unclear.' But I think the message is clear: it takes work to achieve material wealth.

Matthew 23:1-12

In this passage from late in the earthly ministry of Jesus, he is repeating an essential teaching that he introduces—also in Matthew—much earlier in his Sermon on the Mount. It is a simple teaching, but revolutionary for the time in which he lived

Matthew 4:1-11

I don't think it's accurate to say Jesus never sinned, if we understand 'sin' in its original meaning of 'missing the mark.' Before his spiritual Realization (symbolized by his baptism), he was as fully human as any of us.

Genesis 17:1-8

The entire relationship between the Hebrew people and the Lord, as described in the Hebrew Bible, can be seen as a series of 'covenants'—with Noah, later with Moses and David.

Matthew 22:1-14

I'm aware that the class you wanted a comment for has long gone, and I'm sorry for that.  We've had some technical difficulties, but even at our best we can't guarantee the immediate turnaround you were seeking.

Mark 8:1-3

I must say I don't see any interpretive challenge to this passage. Jesus is about to demonstrate how the Christ can effectively express to dissolve any human limitations. The first step is to clearly see and define the problem.