A lot of Verses in the Bible are Misunderstood

A lot of Verses in the Bible are Misunderstood
Some verses are misunderstood. For instance, the phrase "the outer darkness" can refer one or more of the following: hell, people who have salvation - but are excluded from the millennium kingdom or simply a metaphor for the Pharisees and other who rejected the early church. What other verses possibly some of you feel are misunderstood?




I think the reality is that people have to understand the context in which they were written. most of the people take them for word on word. And things are going to change as time goes ahead. And on that point you can see that lot of those verses have their own limitations. You can see that verses in bibles are limited due to that.
Posted by overcast on 10-08-2017

I agree!

I think that there are people who do not understand the bible writings at all, they just think what their priest tells them to do, but they didn't even read the bible to make its own suggestions about it!
Posted by wallet on 10-08-2017


I guess as with any religion the sacred books have been written many years ago and there is always room for confusion. You can't expect something that has been used for so long to be flawlessly interpreted
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-07-2017

Sadly, yes.

Well... As in any other kind of reading, misunderstandings can happen much more often than people realize.

The big problem is that the Bible is simply the most famous and most influential book in the world, so.... Misunderstanding related to this reading can be something very serious.

Those responsible for disseminating the lessons that the Bible teaches us must always be very attentive to interpretations.

Posted by wiseagent on 10-07-2017

I agree with that.

We know that a bible compose of complex words that the few of us can understand it clearly. But sometimes even them, they misunderstood some verses in the bible. I am not saying that I can tell what the bible wants to say to us but the words inside it ia so deep that it needs more study to read a bible. The reader must have deeper thoughts while reading it and have a high undertanding about it. And for that some people who can understand it correctly, we must trust them.
Posted by blank629 on 11-05-2017


I agree, and the problem is that most people rely on their leaders to analyze and interpret it for them, and even they are not always right because they are also just humans who are equally as clueless as any one else. The evidence of this is that there are a lot of interpretations that were previously considered as final but as times have changed and churches have been forced to modernize to prevent becoming outdated, so has a lot of their rules and interpretations of what is written.
Posted by Wubwub on 11-09-2017

Double edged sword

Personally, I believe that there are lots of contrasting doctrines in the Bible, and individual different interpretation of it leads most people away. This is the main reason why I try as much as I can to look at the any scriptures in the Bible from two different separate angles and then from it draw my own logical explanation and meaning.

The words in the Bible are most times referred to as a double edged sword, as a result, this means that such scriptures have the tendency of having 2 meaning. So therefore, it's up to the interpreter to device the best possible line of explanation of it.

Posted by Heatman on 10-08-2017

I also rarely understand some verses

It is true that some bible verses are greatly misunderstood. For example, the verse where it is written that we should leave everything behind and follow Jesus. Some bible use the word SACRIFICE to mean we should leave everything behind.

I was told that when people decide to worship the devil, the same verse is used but with different meaning. The devil messengers will ask you to sacrifice your own family which means real killing for you to follow the devil. This includes also selling your soul.

Posted by mildredtabitha on 11-13-2017



Why Would God Give Us a Crazy Book?

Practically the entire Bible is misunderstood, misinterpreted, purposely distorted, etc.

“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7

The first question that one must ask is:

  • Do you believe the Bible is the Word of God?
If the answer is YES, then: Why would God give us a crazy book that we can't understand?

If the answer is NO, then forget about getting an understanding. You don't believe in the Book anyway!

Posted by cmoneyspinner on 03-11-2018


Very interesting is this question that you have asked. I believe the reason why there are so many different versions of the bible being misunderstood is a result of different interpretations. To some extent different interpretations may be considered as misunderstandings from one point of view to another. This can be a very controversial topic as well because some people are very rooted in their belief and any diversion towards an alternative interpretation would be considered a misunderstanding. Unless the white light doesn't appear and shows us directly the reality of the divine spirituality before our very eyes, as human beings who are very conscious of the various bible and religious beliefs that exist we will continue to misunderstand each other from one bible believing person to another.
Posted by Joteque on 10-07-2017
Well different authors, translations that are not exact there are many reasons why the bible may be mis understood. It is simply an imperfect work that has different intrepretations. This is the reason the bible is often misunderstood. It is an interesting work for many reasons.
Posted by kgord on 10-07-2017
One thing I know is that we can never read the bible with a carnal mind. For us to understand what the scripture preaches, we need to be directed by the Spirit of God and that is what many Christians have not go to realize. It is by reflection on the word of God that his Spirit can teach us more.
Posted by Barida on 10-07-2017
A lot of verses are misunderstood in the Bible due to a number of factors. First, some bible teachers teach doctrines which are contrary to Bible teachings. The word of God is one right from Genesis through Revelation, but religious leaders have divided it to suit their own desire. Verses of the bible are gathered from the beginning to the end by the spirit of the living God and interpret one another accordingly. Thus, it entails having the spirit of God to teach the word of God without getting it misunderstood.

Second, when members of the house of God are misled by the teachings they receive, they too get the word of God misunderstood and misquote it. The verses of the Bible are spiritual words or messages and cannot be interpreted with human imagination. This is where most teachers miss it.
Posted by potentialwriter on 10-07-2017
This is very great topic for all religious people. And yes you're right some bible verse misunderstood maybe because we different kind of religion. Each religion has their own way how to express or explain what is inside of the bibble. They have their own way how to discuss or talk about the bibble. But in our religion Roman Catholic, they read the content of the bibble and explain it very clearly. And we should always thankful because of the words of the God. It is very important to know the real meaning of all verse in bibble.
Posted by jayken on 10-07-2017
The Bible's one of the most edited and censored books in the world. Truth be told there's hundreds of books written by other people both in the time frame of the Old and New Testament that the Church has culled from the Bible over the years because it didn't fit their narrative. As a past book collector, I used to have books from the Bible that were culled. Not the originals of course haha but ones that other scholars were able to republish in very limited prints that survived confiscation and burning. The Church has the money to shut down a lot of these publications but lots still slipped through their fingers. In fact there were entire books based on humility which of course the Church would get rid of- I mean look at the Vatican, other books that mentioned other stranger concepts of Judaism of the Old Testatment times, like how there was mention of two creator beings instead of just the One at times. New Testament had books written by women since that was how Christianity was able to spread- was actually through the power of women socializing while their husbands were busy in the fields, they were the ones who secretly would pass scrolls and texts and also secretly hold studies when it they faced high amounts of persecution, but the Church pretty much buried the importance of women in the spread of Christianity because it went against their doctrine of patriarchy.
Posted by Rhodolite on 10-07-2017
The Bible was written a long time ago. The times have changed and the things that matter are treating people well and to forgive. There are many verses that treat about slavery (which isn't common now) or saying that eating seafood is a sin. These verses shouldn't be taken literally because in our times those things are different.
Posted by felabruno on 10-07-2017
A book is never going to have a single and absolute translation, so of course some of what is written in the Bible is up to interpretation. A lot of what is written in it was added later so we'll never know what was in the original book. I'm an atheist but I think it would be pretty interesting to read all of the content we've lost during these years.
Posted by Tania997 on 10-07-2017
Yes Tania997, I agree with your viewpoint on this. The Bible is a Holy book of great respect as is Quran, Torah, and Zabur. The fact is that all the books have some additions in them except the Quran. So it's quite difficult to find which verses are wrong in it. The biggest reality is that these four books have a chronological order. Torah to Prophet Moses, then Zabur to Dawud, then Bible which is basically Gospel and then Quran. The Quran was given by GOD in order to tell the humans that the last three have been corrupted because of additions by different followers in different Era. Now just imagine why Quran hasn't been changed even after 1400 years because GOD makes a promise that GOD would keep it secure untill the end of time. So i would say just open up Quran to get on the right path and leave the misunderstandings.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 10-07-2017
It depends on the version of the Bible you are reading. There are some Bible version that are confusing, if that is the case then the best thing is to get a Bible version with simple English that is easy to understand e.g The Goodnews Bible. You need to also pray for the ministration of the Holy spirit to give you better understanding of the Bible.
Posted by babyright on 10-07-2017
The entire Bible and been interrupted many different ways by my different religious groups. I have read the Bible from start to finish many times and I can see how things can be taken differently by different people. A lot of things are not clear and are open to various interruptions. I really don't see anything wrong with that. I enjoy getting in discussions with people about such things.
Posted by Sue on 10-07-2017
I think the things are written in different context. And people have no idea of how they are reading and learning from the books. Also the factions in Christianity makes you wonder what are some of the text based content may differ. So depending on the culture things can be different. I think based on the verses I have learned that bible has the different way of interpretation for each one of us there as well.
Posted by overcast on 10-08-2017
I have not read the Bible line by line. Therefore, I don't know which verses in the Bible are misunderstood. However, I fell not just the Bible but a lot of religious book from other religions are also misunderstood. No offence to the Muslims, however, I believe the Quoran is also one of the most misinterpreted books in the Human history.
Posted by vinaya on 10-08-2017
I was born and raised a Catholic and still a practicing one until now. With regards to the Bible, I am clinging to my religion in the belief that doing good will save my soul. I don’t rely much on the Bible because I have come to terms that verses there can be interpreted in a million ways, so to speak. That is the main reason why there are countless of religions and the number is still growing – they interpret the verses in their own way that is advantageous to their beliefs. For me, the Bible is just a guide but we cannot use it like a law because of the clarity issue. Sometimes I wonder why the Bible was written like that, why not write it clearly and straight forward. Anyway, we don’t really know how the Bible was written.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-09-2017
I think a lot of it is misunderstood on purpose. Whatever the elders say the people below just repeat and the elders decide what rules are to be followed and which ones are to be ignored. Just a few decades back homosexuals were shunned, but nowadays even churches are a little more forgiving of them because the elders know if they keep up being the bigots they once were they risk becoming even more irrelevant and I think the understanding of these verses rely mostly on this factor.
Posted by Wubwub on 10-09-2017
Some people think that the Bible is something that must be interpreted by a church, but I don't think that's true. Nonetheless, being in tune with God's spirit is a big help. Anyway, the Bible says whoever that seeks the truth will find it, so it's about opening your mind and searching. In fact, plenty of religious people, like the Pharisees, for instance, were closed to a lot of truth due to their closed minds. In fact, the Bible says God will harden the hearts of those who aren't really searching.
Posted by jyy on 10-09-2017
In my opinion, the bible should be studied and interpreted rather than simply read. In fact there are many points in the Bible where it is difficult to understand. But I believe that with a little study and interpretation it is possible to better understand the words contained in this book.
Posted by hermessantos on 10-18-2017
Well, you might have mistaken balancing the scriptures with misunderstanding. Those chapters and verses that seems to be misunderstood are just balanced, they are other verses that balance them. So they scriptures are balanced. that's why the holy spirit is needed to interpret for us, in cases like this.
Posted by Authord on 10-19-2017
I totally agree without even thinking about it,Humans are just understanding the Bible the way it suit them not necessarily what's in the Bible. Even some men of God turn the word of God upside down so that they're not held accountable which is totally against God tenet.
Posted by lovely on 11-08-2017
Yes, and others don't have the slightest clue of what they're talking about! I have met some good clergy men in my life but more often than not I felt that they had absolutely no idea what they were talking about
Posted by Marvadaum on 11-09-2017
A lot of verses in the Bible are misunderstood due to greediness and lack of contentment on the part of many christian leaders. God had spoken in His word and wouldn't ever change that. He doesn't joke with His word neither does He joke with anyone. People deliberately twist the word of God to their own selfish interest, but they do this to their own destruction. God said He is no respecter of anyone. The word of God says all the verses of the Bible were compiled by the spirit of God. So, it's quite detrimental to twist the word of God.
Posted by potentialwriter on 11-26-2017
I one hundred percent agree with you. I think most of the bible is misunderstood. In the old testament the bible forbids divorce . In the new testament the bible allows divorce in certain circumstances. They are people who believe that they are not allowed to Divorce, they are also some who get divorced and believe that the are not allowed to remarry. I think this is misunderstood. In the bible the greatest commandment is love. I belief God loves us all and wants us to be happy. Do you think he would stop a woman from marrying again,when she left her husband because he was abusing her or when her husband left her for another woman?
Posted by jaymish on 12-17-2017
Yes it's simply the truth, these misunderstanding as I have come to understand is not from us nor the devil trying to ridicule us according to what religious bigots says, I use to be all sentimental back then dressed with my thick clothes and going for evangelical missions I stopped because I found my inner self clashing with what was in the Bible. When I made complaints about it I got branded badly by them for no reason whatsoever, I was depressed because they made me felt like it was all my fault and that I wasn't too clean to touch the sacred book, simply because I was anxious to understand more and about some writings which weren't corresponding with others in most cases.

The Bible is controversial with so many doctrines especially that moses law, I keep on wondering how many people think same about it but can't talk about it because they will either brand them as heretics and being blasphemous towards God or they are mentally retarded. The Bible verses aren't misunderstood per say but lets be honest the Bible verses in themselves are and can be very confusing, the Bible verses are adulterated and each year they add and omit verses from the Bible; that's why it keeps sending people to the abyss due to some misquote and wrong leadings. If we want to know the truth about everything we need to take revolutionary actions against the Catholic church they are hiding something from the whole world, some kind of conspiracies to keep the world under control.
Posted by Adesuwa08 on 02-04-2018
The title of this discussion is very true. That is the reason why there are so many religious groups arising from nowhere. The main reason is the interpretation of the Bible verses. It is apparent that for each person, there is his own interpretation. With that, we cannot say that the Bible verse is misunderstood. We can only say that if we base it on our own interpretation. Anyway, I don’t think the Bible is a good discussion piece because you get nothing out of talking about it.
Posted by Corzhens on 02-17-2018
Yeah, I think so. And actually some of verse or the whole bible is not applicable anymore in our life right now. And we don't even know if their bible is complete, because the Vatican hides some important things about the bible. I don't believe anymore in some priest. specially in our country. The cardinal here or the highest priest in our country is just using the religion or the bible just get more donation from the politicians,
Posted by ion on 03-15-2018
The Bible is self-explanatory. One text explains the other. Sometimes it is necessary to reread the same text over and over until you discover its meaning. But the explanation is there, just look. In addition, the Holy Spirit, who inspired writing (II Peter 1:20), also reveals its meaning by penetrating the deepest part of our being (Hebrews 4:12). To properly interpret the Bible requires much study (John 5:39), to understand (Matthew 24:15) and to handle the Scriptures well (II Timothy 2:15). There are precise treasures waiting for us in the Word of God (Matthew 13:45, 46).
Posted by hermessantos on 04-17-2018
I've only read the Bible recently, so I'm not knowledgeable enough to throw around verses off the top of my head, or give you a solid opinion on them. However, I can totally see how a lot of people might misunderstand or purposely misconstrue the meanings of a lot of verses. The Bible was written centuries ago, and that leaves a lot of room for mistranslation and misinterpretation over the years. Not only that, but a lot of people agree that you can't really take the Bible literally. A lot of it is written in metaphors and parables, so you have to work to understand the meaning behind the words as opposed to taking them at face value.
Posted by Denis_P on 06-20-2018
I've never really read the Bible fully so I can't say that I know all of the verses or everything about it but let's face it. Any sort of literature can be interpreted in so, so many different ways. Even a single sentence can be viewed in multiple aspects. People have been studying and reading the Bible for many years now and still, they come up with new ways of interpreting it. I believe that there's no "right" or "wrong" way to understand it. It's your way.
Posted by Mehano on 06-20-2018
There's a lot of verses of the bible which are misinterpreted as people deliberately wants to take them according to what their itching ears want to hear. They tweak it or adjust it to what will be comfortable for them. Other reason is because they don't consider the context of the situation and the purpose of the writer. This happens even with Christians. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. It's more than the human intellect, it's the work of God in our hearts and mind. It also takes a relationship with the Lord, a knowledge of his character for us to understand His Word.
Posted by Chinet23 on 09-24-2018
Yes, very much. Some of them are still being used to intensify hate on homosexuals. If you don't understand it then don't preach it, don't give a meaning to something you don't understand. Don't speak for the bible.
Posted by ivandelrey on 12-07-2018