Never miss a post

Theasaurus: Conscience

47 Bible Verses about conscience

Most Relevant Verses

Romans 2:15

Because the work of the law is seen in their hearts, their sense of right and wrong giving witness to it, while their minds are at one time judging them and at another giving them approval;

1 Corinthians 10:29

Right and wrong, I say, not for you, but for the other man; for the fact that I am free is not dependent on another man's sense of right or wrong.

Romans 13:5

So put yourselves under the authority, not for fear of wrath, but because you have the knowledge of what is right.

1 Corinthians 10:28

But if anyone says to you, This food has been used as an offering, do not take it, on account of him who said it, and on account of his sense of right and wrong:

1 Corinthians 10:27

If a Gentile makes a feast for you, and you are pleased to go as a guest, take whatever is put before you, without question of right or wrong.

1 Corinthians 10:25

Whatever meat may be had at the public market, take as food without question of right or wrong;

1 Corinthians 8:10

For if a man sees you, who have knowledge, taking food as a guest in the house of an image, will it not give him, if he is feeble, the idea that he may take food offered to images?

Romans 14:2

One man has faith to take all things as food: another who is feeble in faith takes only green food.

Hebrews 10:2

For if this had been possible, would there not have been an end of those offerings, because the worshippers would have been made completely clean and would have been no longer conscious of sins?

1 Corinthians 8:12

And in this way, doing evil to the brothers, and causing trouble to those whose faith is feeble, you are sinning against Christ.

Hebrews 9:9

And this is an image of the present time; when the offerings which are given are not able to make the heart of the worshipper completely clean,

2 Corinthians 5:11

Having in mind, then, the fear of the Lord, we put these things before men, but God sees our hearts; and it is my hope that we may seem right in your eyes.

1 Corinthians 8:7

Still, all men have not that knowledge: but some, being used till now to the image, are conscious that they are taking food which has been offered to the image; and because they are not strong in the faith, their minds are troubled.

Hebrews 13:18

Make prayers for us, for we are certain that our hearts are free from the sense of sin, desiring the right way of life in all things.

1 John 3:20

When our heart says that we have done wrong; because God is greater than our heart, and has knowledge of all things.

Romans 1:19

Because the knowledge of God may be seen in them, God having made it clear to them.

Acts 23:1

And Paul, looking fixedly at the Sanhedrin, said, My brothers, my life has been upright before God till this day.

Romans 2:14

For when the Gentiles without the law have a natural desire to do the things in the law, they are a law to themselves;

From Thematic Bible


Conscience » Guilty

Job 15:24

He is greatly in fear of the dark day, trouble and pain overcome him:

Hebrews 10:26-27

For if we do evil on purpose after we have had the knowledge of what is true, there is no more offering for sins, But only a great fear of being judged, and of the fire of wrath which will be the destruction of the haters of God.

Mark 6:14

And king Herod had news of him, because his name was on the lips of all; and he said, John the Baptist has come back from the dead, and for this reason these powers are working in him.

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas, who was false to him, seeing that he was to be put to death, in his regret took back the thirty bits of silver to the chief priests and those in authority, Saying, I have done wrong in giving into your hands an upright man. But they said, What is that to us? it is your business. And he put down the silver in the Temple and went out, and put himself to death by hanging.

Conscience » A good conscience

Conscience » General references to

Acts 23:1

And Paul, looking fixedly at the Sanhedrin, said, My brothers, my life has been upright before God till this day.

Romans 2:15

Because the work of the law is seen in their hearts, their sense of right and wrong giving witness to it, while their minds are at one time judging them and at another giving them approval;

Romans 13:5

So put yourselves under the authority, not for fear of wrath, but because you have the knowledge of what is right.

Conscience » Dead

Ephesians 4:17-19

This I say, then, and give witness in the Lord, that you are to go no longer in the way of the Gentiles whose minds are turned to that which has no profit, Whose thoughts are dark, to whom the life of God is strange because they are without knowledge, and their hearts have been made hard; Who having no more power of feeling, have given themselves up to evil passions, to do all unclean things with overmuch desire.

Jeremiah 6:15

Let them be put to shame because they have done disgusting things. They had no shame, they were not able to become red with shame: so they will come down with those who are falling: when my punishment comes on them, they will be made low, says the Lord.

Proverbs 16:25

There is a way which seems straight before a man, but its end is the ways of death.

Conscience » Accuses of sin

Genesis 42:21

And they said to one another, Truly, we did wrong to our brother, for we saw his grief of mind, and we did not give ear to his prayers; that is why this trouble has come on us.

2 Samuel 24:10

And after the people had been numbered, David's heart was troubled. And David said to the Lord, Great has been my sin in doing this; but now, O Lord, be pleased to take away the sin of your servant, for I have done very foolishly

Matthew 27:3

Then Judas, who was false to him, seeing that he was to be put to death, in his regret took back the thirty bits of silver to the chief priests and those in authority,

Conscience » We should have the approval of

Conscience » The blood of Christ alone can purify

Hebrews 10:2-10

For if this had been possible, would there not have been an end of those offerings, because the worshippers would have been made completely clean and would have been no longer conscious of sins? But year by year there is a memory of sins in those offerings. Because it is not possible for the blood of oxen and goats to take away sins. read more.
So that when he comes into the world, he says, You had no desire for offerings, but you made a body ready for me; You had no joy in burned offerings or in offerings for sin. Then I said, See, I have come to do your pleasure, O God (as it is said of me in the roll of the book). After saying, You had no desire for offerings, for burned offerings or offerings for sin (which are made by the law) and you had no pleasure in them, Then he said, See, I have come to do your pleasure. He took away the old order, so that he might put the new order in its place. By that pleasure we have been made holy, by the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once and for ever.

Conscience » Of saints, pure and good

Hebrews 13:18

Make prayers for us, for we are certain that our hearts are free from the sense of sin, desiring the right way of life in all things.

Conscience » Ministers should commend themselves to that of their people

2 Corinthians 5:11

Having in mind, then, the fear of the Lord, we put these things before men, but God sees our hearts; and it is my hope that we may seem right in your eyes.

Conscience » Of others, not to be offended

1 Corinthians 10:28-32

But if anyone says to you, This food has been used as an offering, do not take it, on account of him who said it, and on account of his sense of right and wrong: Right and wrong, I say, not for you, but for the other man; for the fact that I am free is not dependent on another man's sense of right or wrong. But if I give praise to God for the food which I take, let no man say evil of me for that reason. read more.
So then, if it is a question of food or drink, or any other thing, whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no cause of trouble to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the church of God.

Conscience » Testimony of, a source of joy

Conscience » Keep the faith in purity of

Conscience » Instances of » Of peter, after denying the lord

Matthew 26:75

And the word of Jesus came back to Peter, when he said, Before the hour of the cock's cry, you will say three times that you have no knowledge of me. And he went out, weeping bitterly.

Mark 14:72

And in the same minute, the cock gave a second cry. And it came to Peter's mind how Jesus had said to him, Before the cock's second cry, you will say three times that you have no knowledge of me. And at this thought he was overcome with weeping.

Conscience » Witnesses in man

Romans 2:15

Because the work of the law is seen in their hearts, their sense of right and wrong giving witness to it, while their minds are at one time judging them and at another giving them approval;

Conscience » Instances of » Of david » For his adultery and the murder of uriah

Psalm 40:11-12

Take not away your gentle mercies from me, O Lord; let your mercy and your faith keep me safe for ever. For unnumbered evils are round about me; my sins have overtaken me, so that I am bent down with their weight; they are more than the hairs of my head, my strength is gone because of them.

Conscience » Without spiritual illumination, a false guide

Acts 26:9

For I, truly, was of the opinion that it was right for me to do a number of things against the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

Acts 23:1

And Paul, looking fixedly at the Sanhedrin, said, My brothers, my life has been upright before God till this day.

Conscience » Guilty » -ezra

Ezra 9:6

I said, O my God, shame keeps me from lifting up my face to you, my God: for our sins are increased higher than our heads and our evil-doing has come up to heaven.

Job 15:21

A sound of fear is in his ears; in time of peace destruction will come on him:

Conscience » Faithful » Of peter, in declaring the whole counsel of God

Acts 4:19-20

But Peter and John in answer said to them, It is for you to say if it is right in the eyes of God to give attention to you more than to God: For it is not possible for us to keep from saying what we have seen and have knowledge of.

Conscience » Instances of » Of herod for beheading john the baptist

Luke 9:7

Now Herod the king had news of all these things: and he was in doubt, because it was said by some people that John had come back from the dead;

Matthew 14:2

And he said to his servants, This is John the Baptist; he has come back from the dead, and so these powers are working in him.

Conscience » Instances of » Of joseph's brethren

Genesis 42:21

And they said to one another, Truly, we did wrong to our brother, for we saw his grief of mind, and we did not give ear to his prayers; that is why this trouble has come on us.

Genesis 44:16

And Judah said, What are we to say to my lord? how may we put ourselves right in his eyes? God has made clear the sin of your servants: now we are in your hands, we and the man in whose bag your cup was seen.

Conscience » The conscience witnessing

Romans 2:14-15

For when the Gentiles without the law have a natural desire to do the things in the law, they are a law to themselves; Because the work of the law is seen in their hearts, their sense of right and wrong giving witness to it, while their minds are at one time judging them and at another giving them approval;

Conscience » Guilty » Joseph's brethren

Genesis 42:21

And they said to one another, Truly, we did wrong to our brother, for we saw his grief of mind, and we did not give ear to his prayers; that is why this trouble has come on us.

Conscience » Whose conscience is defiled

Titus 1:10-15

For there are men who are not ruled by law; foolish talkers, false teachers, specially those of the circumcision, By whom some families have been completely overturned; who take money for teaching things which are not right; these will have to be stopped. One of their prophets has said, The men of Crete are ever false, evil beasts, lovers of food, hating work. read more.
This witness is true. So say sharp words to them so that they may come to the right faith, Giving no attention to the fictions of the Jews and the rules of men who have no true knowledge. To the clean in heart all things are clean: but to those who are unclean and without faith nothing is clean; they become unclean in mind and in thought.

Conscience » Of the wicked, seared

Conscience » Instances of » Of the old prophet of beth-el

1 Kings 13:29-32

Then the prophet took up the body of the man of God and put it on the ass and took it back; and he came to the town to put the body to rest with weeping. And he put the body in the resting-place made ready for himself, weeping and sorrowing over it, saying, O my brother! And when he had put it to rest, he said to his sons, When I am dead, then you are to put my body into the earth with the body of this man of God, and put me by his bones so that my bones may be kept safe with his bones. read more.
For the outcry he made by the word of the Lord against the altar in Beth-el and against all the houses of the high places in the towns of Samaria, will certainly come about.

Conscience » Suffer patiently for

1 Peter 2:19

For it is a sign of grace if a man, desiring to do right in the eyes of God, undergoes pain as punishment for something which he has not done.

Conscience » Faithful » Of pharaoh, when he took abraham's wife for a concubine

Genesis 12:18-19

Then Pharaoh sent for Abram, and said, What have you done to me? why did you not say that she was your wife? Why did you say that she was your sister? so that I took her for my wife: now, take your wife and go on your way.

Conscience » Guilty » The psalmist

Psalm 40:12

For unnumbered evils are round about me; my sins have overtaken me, so that I am bent down with their weight; they are more than the hairs of my head, my strength is gone because of them.

Conscience » Guilty » Pharaoh

Exodus 9:27

Then Pharaoh sent for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, I have done evil this time: the Lord is upright, and I and my people are sinners.

Conscience » Submit to authority for

Romans 13:5

So put yourselves under the authority, not for fear of wrath, but because you have the knowledge of what is right.

Conscience » Instances of » Of jacob, after he defrauded esau

Genesis 33:1-12

Then Jacob, lifting up his eyes, saw Esau coming with his four hundred men. So he made a division of the children between Leah and Rachel and the two women-servants. He put the servants and their children in front, Leah and her children after them, and Rachel and Joseph at the back. And he himself, going before them, went down on his face to the earth seven times till he came near his brother. read more.
Then Esau came running up to him, and folding him in his arms, gave him a kiss: and the two of them were overcome with weeping. Then Esau, lifting up his eyes, saw the women and the children, and said, Who are these with you? And he said, The children whom God in his mercy has given to your servant. Then the servants and their children came near, and went down on their faces. And Leah came near with her children, and then Joseph and Rachel, and they did the same. And he said, What were all those herds which I saw on the way? And Jacob said, They were an offering so that I might have grace in my lord's eyes. But Esau said, I have enough; keep what is yours, my brother, for yourself. And Jacob said, Not so; but if I have grace in your eyes, take them as a sign of my love, for I have seen your face as one may see the face of God, and you have been pleased with me. Take my offering then, with my blessing; for God has been very good to me and I have enough: so at his strong request, he took it. And he said, Let us go on our journey together, and I will go in front.

Conscience » Instances of » Of joab, for numbering israel

1 Chronicles 21:1-7

Now Satan, designing evil against Israel, put into David's mind the impulse to take the number of Israel. And David said to Joab and the captains of the people, Now let all Israel, from Beer-sheba to Dan, be numbered; and give me word so that I may be certain of their number. And Joab said, May the Lord make his people a hundred times more in number than they are; but, my lord king, are they not all my lord's servants? why would my lord have this done? why will he become a cause of sin to Israel? read more.
But the king's word was stronger than Joab's. So Joab went out and went through all Israel and came to Jerusalem. And Joab gave David the number of all the people; all the men of Israel, able to take up arms, were one million, one hundred thousand men; and those of Judah were four hundred and seventy thousand men, able to take up arms. But Levi and Benjamin were not numbered among them, for Joab was disgusted with the king's order. And God was not pleased with this thing; so he sent punishment on Israel.

Conscience » Instances of » Of the lepers of samaria

2 Kings 7:8-10

And when those lepers came to the outer line of tents, they went into one tent, and had food and drink, and took from it silver and gold and clothing, which they put in a secret place; then they came back and went into another tent from which they took more goods, which they put away in a secret place. Then they said to one another, We are not doing right. Today is a day of good news, and we say nothing: if we go on waiting here till the morning, punishment will come to us. So let us go and give the news to those of the king's house. So they came in, and, crying out to the door-keepers of the town, they gave them the news, saying, We came to the tents of the Aramaeans, and there was no one there and no voice of man, only the horses and the asses in their places, and the tents as they were.

Conscience » Faithful » Of abimelech, when he took isaac's wife for a concubine

Genesis 26:9-11

And he said to Isaac, It is clear that she is your wife: why then did you say, She is my sister? And Isaac said, For fear that I might be put to death because of her. Then Abimelech said, What have you done to us? one of the people might well have had connection with your wife, and the sin would have been ours. And Abimelech gave orders to his people that anyone touching Isaac or his wife was to be put to death.

Conscience » Faithful » Of joseph, when potiphar's wife tried to seduce him

Genesis 39:7-12

And after a time, his master's wife, looking on Joseph with desire, said to him, Be my lover. But he would not, and said to her, You see that my master keeps no account of what I do in his house, and has put all his property in my control; So that no one has more authority in this house than I have; he has kept nothing back from me but you, because you are his wife; how then may I do this great wrong, sinning against God? read more.
And day after day she went on requesting Joseph to come to her and be her lover, but he would not give ear to her. Now one day he went into the house to do his work; and not one of the men of the house was inside. And pulling at his coat, she said, Come to my bed; but slipping out of his coat, he went running away.

Conscience » Guilty » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:6

Then the colour went from the king's face, and he was troubled by his thoughts; strength went from his body, and his knees were shaking.

Conscience » Of the wicked, defiled

Conscience » Instances of » Judas iscariot

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas, who was false to him, seeing that he was to be put to death, in his regret took back the thirty bits of silver to the chief priests and those in authority, Saying, I have done wrong in giving into your hands an upright man. But they said, What is that to us? it is your business. And he put down the silver in the Temple and went out, and put himself to death by hanging.

Conscience » Instances of » Of david » For having numbered the people of israel

2 Samuel 24:10

And after the people had been numbered, David's heart was troubled. And David said to the Lord, Great has been my sin in doing this; but now, O Lord, be pleased to take away the sin of your servant, for I have done very foolishly

Conscience » Instances of » Of adam and eve, after they sinned

Genesis 3:7-8

And their eyes were open and they were conscious that they had no clothing and they made themselves coats of leaves stitched together. And there came to them the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the evening wind: and the man and his wife went to a secret place among the trees of the garden, away from the eyes of the Lord God.

Conscience » Instances of » Of david » For having cut off saul's skirt

1 Samuel 24:5

And later, David was full of regret for cutting off Saul's skirt.

Conscience » Faithful » Of jacob, in his care of laban's property

Genesis 31:39

Anything which was wounded by beasts I did not take to you, but myself made up for the loss of it; you made me responsible for whatever was taken by thieves, by day or by night.

Conscience » Guilty » The scribes and pharisees

John 8:9

And when his words came to their ears, they went out one by one, starting with the oldest even to the last, because they were conscious of what was in their hearts: and Jesus was there by himself with the woman before him.

Conscience » Instances of » The accusers of the woman taken in adultery

John 8:9

And when his words came to their ears, they went out one by one, starting with the oldest even to the last, because they were conscious of what was in their hearts: and Jesus was there by himself with the woman before him.

Conscience » Instances of » Of pharaoh, after the plagues

Exodus 9:27

Then Pharaoh sent for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, I have done evil this time: the Lord is upright, and I and my people are sinners.

Conscience » Instances of » Of micah, after stealing

Judges 17:2

And he said to his mother, The eleven hundred shekels of silver which were taken from you, about which you took an oath and said in my hearing, I have given this silver to the Lord from my hand for myself, to make a pictured image and a metal image: see, I have the silver, for I took it: so now I will give it back to you. And his mother said, May the blessing of the Lord be on my son.

Conscience » Faithful » Of nehemiah, in the matter of taxes

Nehemiah 5:15

But earlier rulers who were before me made the people responsible for their upkeep, and took from them bread and wine at the rate of forty shekels of silver; and even their servants were lords over the people: but I did not do so, because of the fear of God.

Conscience » Faithful » Refusing » Meat » Wine

Daniel 1:8

And Daniel had come to the decision that he would not make himself unclean with the king's food or wine; so he made a request to the captain of the unsexed servants that he might not make himself unclean.

Good » Conscience

Man » Possessed of » Conscience

Romans 2:15

Because the work of the law is seen in their hearts, their sense of right and wrong giving witness to it, while their minds are at one time judging them and at another giving them approval;

Money » Conscience

Judges 17:2

And he said to his mother, The eleven hundred shekels of silver which were taken from you, about which you took an oath and said in my hearing, I have given this silver to the Lord from my hand for myself, to make a pictured image and a metal image: see, I have the silver, for I took it: so now I will give it back to you. And his mother said, May the blessing of the Lord be on my son.

Matthew 27:3

Then Judas, who was false to him, seeing that he was to be put to death, in his regret took back the thirty bits of silver to the chief priests and those in authority,

Topics on Conscience

Bad Consciences

Titus 1:15-16

To the clean in heart all things are clean: but to those who are unclean and without faith nothing is clean; they become unclean in mind and in thought.

Consciences, In Decision Making

Romans 14:6

He who keeps the day, keeps it to the Lord; and he who takes food, takes it as to the Lord, for he gives praise to God; and he who does not take food, to the Lord he takes it not, and gives praise to God.

Corrupted Consciences

Titus 1:15-16

To the clean in heart all things are clean: but to those who are unclean and without faith nothing is clean; they become unclean in mind and in thought.

Guilty Consciences

Genesis 42:21

And they said to one another, Truly, we did wrong to our brother, for we saw his grief of mind, and we did not give ear to his prayers; that is why this trouble has come on us.

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain