Commonly Misunderstood Bible Verses: Clear Explanations for the Difficult Passages

The instruction and wonder of the Bible can be clouded when readers are uncertain about the meaning of some verses.

This book empowers readers with knowledge, background, and truth to clear up the difficult verses. The book:

  • identifies the most troublesome verses
  • reveals important principles to help interpret them
  • addresses the stumbling blocks from Genesis to Revelation
  • helps readers become familiar with God’s message
  • clarifies the different literary genres of the Bible

Whether read to satisfy curiosity, pursue deeper Bible study, or prepare for discussions with non–believers, this practical resource will open up the promises and meaning of God’s Word and gives readers confidence in all of Scripture.


  • Genesis 6:6 —In what sense did God repent?
  • Exodus 19:16-20 —Did Moses encounter a UFO on Mount Sinai?
  • Exodus 20:13 —In view of God’s command not to murder, how can war ever be justified?
  • Leviticus 7:26-27 —Does God prohibit blood transfusions?
  • Deuteronomy 21:18-21 —How could parents condemn their own son to death for being stubborn and rebellious?
  • Judges 19:18-24 —How could a man offer his daughter to be raped so that his guest could be protected?
  • 1 Samuel 18:1-4 —Were David and Jonathan homosexuals?
  • 1 Samuel 28 —Did the medium of Endor really call up the dead?
  • 1 Kings 11:1-13 —Why did Solomon have hundreds of wives and concubines? How can we condemn modern cults for their polygamy?
  • Isaiah 18:1-17 —Does this passage refer to America?
  • Hosea 1:2 —How could a holy God instruct Hosea to take an adulterous wife?
  • Malachi 3:8-10 —Is a ten-percent tithe required for New Testament church believers?
  • Matthew 5:22 —Are we in danger of hell for saying “You fool!” to someone?
  • Matthew 12:32 —What is the unforgivable sin?
  • Mark 10:30 —Did Jesus promise a “hundredfold return” for our financial and material gifts?
  • Luke 22:36-38 —Did Jesus, the Prince of Peace, advocate the use of a sword?
  • John 2:9 —Since Jesus turned water into wine, was He thereby teaching it is okay to drink?
  • Acts 2:44-45 —Did the early Christians practice communism?
  • Titus 2:9 —Does the Bible condone slavery?
  • James 5:12 —Does God forbid taking oaths?

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Ron Rhodes 2018