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

Genealogy of Jesus

There are two different genealogies given for Jesus: one in the Gospel of Matthew (1:1-17) and the other in the Gospel of Luke (3: 23-28). They are similar, of course, and in many aspects they're identical.

Matthew 14:14-18

In one sense, this is a "bridge passage" linking Jesus's reaction to the death of John the Baptist with the feeding of 5,000 people in the wilderness. I think, however, it has a great significance in its own right.  

Numbers 9:15

The imagery reminds me of the ways in which the Lord guided the Hebrews through the wilderness: a cloud by day and a "pillar of fire" at night (Exodus 13: 21).

Luke 9:57-60

Taken out of context, the passage you requested—"Leave the dead to bury their own dead"—seems harsh and unfeeling. As with almost all of Jesus' teachings, it calls us to go deeper within, which is why I've added the preceding verses.   

Luke 11:1-54

Luke 11 is a long chapter packed with parables and teachings, too much to encompass in one reply. You ask about what is, of course, Luke's somewhat shorter version of the passage at Matthew 7: 7-13, which has become known as the Lord's Prayer.