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47 Bible Verses about conscience

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Romans 2:15

who shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts accusing or else excusing themselves between themselves;)

1 Corinthians 10:29

but conscience, I mean, not thine own, but that of the other: for why is my liberty judged by another conscience?

Romans 13:5

Wherefore it is necessary to be subject, not only on account of wrath, but also on account of conscience.

1 Corinthians 10:28

But if any one say to you, This is offered to holy purposes, do not eat, for his sake that pointed it out, and conscience sake;

1 Corinthians 10:27

But if any one of the unbelievers invite you, and ye are minded to go, all that is set before you eat, making no inquiry for conscience sake.

1 Corinthians 10:25

Everything sold in the shambles eat, making no inquiry for conscience sake.

1 Corinthians 8:10

For if any one see thee, who hast knowledge, sitting at table in an idol-house, shall not his conscience, he being weak, be emboldened to eat the things sacrificed to the idol?

Hebrews 10:2

Since, would they not indeed have ceased being offered, on account of the worshippers once purged having no longer any conscience of sins?

1 Corinthians 8:12

Now, thus sinning against the brethren, and wounding their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.

Hebrews 9:9

the which is an image for the present time, according to which both gifts and sacrifices, unable to perfect as to conscience him that worshipped, are offered,

2 Corinthians 5:11

Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord we persuade men, but have been manifested to God, and I hope also that we have been manifested in your consciences.

1 Corinthians 8:7

But knowledge is not in all: but some, with conscience of the idol, until now eat as of a thing sacrificed to idols; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us: for we persuade ourselves that we have a good conscience, in all things desirous to walk rightly.

1 John 3:20

that if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart and knows all things.

Romans 1:19

Because what is known of God is manifest among them, for God has manifested it to them,

Acts 23:1

And Paul, fixing his eyes on the council, said, Brethren, I have walked in all good conscience with God unto this day.

Romans 2:14

For when those of the nations, which have no law, practise by nature the things of the law, these, having no law, are a law to themselves;

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Conscience » Guilty

Job 15:24

Distress and anguish make him afraid; they prevail against him, as a king ready for the battle.

Hebrews 10:26-27

For where we sin wilfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains any sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and heat of fire about to devour the adversaries.

Mark 6:14

And Herod the king heard of him (for his name had become public), and said, John the baptist is risen from among the dead, and on this account works of power are wrought by him.

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas, who delivered him up, seeing that he had been condemned, filled with remorse, returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, saying, I have sinned in having delivered up guiltless blood. But they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And having cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, he left the place, and went away and hanged himself.

Conscience » A good conscience

Conscience » General references to

Acts 23:1

And Paul, fixing his eyes on the council, said, Brethren, I have walked in all good conscience with God unto this day.

Romans 2:15

who shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts accusing or else excusing themselves between themselves;)

Romans 13:5

Wherefore it is necessary to be subject, not only on account of wrath, but also on account of conscience.

Conscience » Dead

Ephesians 4:17-19

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye should no longer walk as the rest of the nations walk in the vanity of their mind, being darkened in understanding, estranged from the life of God by reason of the ignorance which is in them, by reason of the hardness of their hearts, who having cast off all feeling, have given themselves up to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greedy unsatisfied lust.

Jeremiah 6:15

Are they ashamed that they have committed abomination? Nay, they are not at all ashamed, neither know they what it is to blush. Therefore they shall fall among them that fall; at the time that I visit them they shall stumble, saith Jehovah.

Proverbs 16:25

There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof is the ways of death.

Conscience » Accuses of sin

Genesis 42:21

Then they said one to another, We are indeed guilty concerning our brother, whose anguish of soul we saw when he besought us, and we did not hearken; therefore this distress is come upon us.

2 Samuel 24:10

And David's heart smote him after he had numbered the people. And David said to Jehovah, I have sinned greatly in what I have done; and now, I beseech thee, Jehovah, put away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.

Matthew 27:3

Then Judas, who delivered him up, seeing that he had been condemned, filled with remorse, returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders,

Conscience » We should have the approval of

Conscience » The blood of Christ alone can purify

Hebrews 10:2-10

Since, would they not indeed have ceased being offered, on account of the worshippers once purged having no longer any conscience of sins? But in these there is a calling to mind of sins yearly. For blood of bulls and goats is incapable of taking away sins. read more.
Wherefore coming into the world he says, Sacrifice and offering thou willedst not; but thou hast prepared me a body. Thou tookest no pleasure in burnt-offerings and sacrifices for sin. Then I said, Lo, I come (in the roll of the book it is written of me) to do, O God, thy will. Above, saying Sacrifices and offerings and burnt-offerings and sacrifices for sin thou willedst not, neither tookest pleasure in (which are offered according to the law); then he said, Lo, I come to do thy will. He takes away the first that he may establish the second; by which will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Conscience » Of saints, pure and good

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us: for we persuade ourselves that we have a good conscience, in all things desirous to walk rightly.

Conscience » Ministers should commend themselves to that of their people

2 Corinthians 5:11

Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord we persuade men, but have been manifested to God, and I hope also that we have been manifested in your consciences.

Conscience » Of others, not to be offended

1 Corinthians 10:28-32

But if any one say to you, This is offered to holy purposes, do not eat, for his sake that pointed it out, and conscience sake; but conscience, I mean, not thine own, but that of the other: for why is my liberty judged by another conscience? If I partake with thanksgiving, why am I spoken evil of for what I give thanks for? read more.
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatever ye do, do all things to God's glory. Give no occasion to stumbling, whether to Jews, or Greeks, or the assembly 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

Mark 14:72

And the second time a cock crew. And Peter remembered the word that Jesus said to him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice; and when he thought thereon he wept.

Conscience » Witnesses in man

Romans 2:15

who shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts accusing or else excusing themselves between themselves;)

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

Psalm 40:11-12

Withhold not thou, Jehovah, thy tender mercies from me; let thy loving-kindness and thy truth continually preserve me. For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I cannot see; they are more than the hairs of my head: and my heart hath failed me.

Conscience » Without spiritual illumination, a false guide

Acts 26:9

I indeed myself thought that I ought to do much against the name of Jesus the Nazaraean.

Acts 23:1

And Paul, fixing his eyes on the council, said, Brethren, I have walked in all good conscience with God unto this day.

Conscience » Guilty » -ezra

Ezra 9:6

and said: O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God; for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up to the heavens.

Job 15:21

The sound of terrors is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer cometh upon him.

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

Acts 4:19-20

But Peter and John answering said to them, If it be righteous before God to listen to you rather than to God, judge ye; for as for us we cannot refrain from speaking of the things which we have seen and heard.

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

Luke 9:7

And Herod the tetrarch heard of all the things which were done by him, and was in perplexity, because it was said by some that John was risen from among the dead,

Matthew 14:2

and said to his servants, This is John the baptist: he is risen from the dead, and because of this these works of power display their force in him.

Conscience » Instances of » Of joseph's brethren

Genesis 42:21

Then they said one to another, We are indeed guilty concerning our brother, whose anguish of soul we saw when he besought us, and we did not hearken; therefore this distress is come upon us.

Genesis 44:16

And Judah said, What shall we say to my lord? what shall we speak, and how justify ourselves? God has found out the iniquity of thy servants; behold, we are my lord's bondmen, both we, and he in whose hand the cup has been found.

Conscience » The conscience witnessing

Romans 2:14-15

For when those of the nations, which have no law, practise by nature the things of the law, these, having no law, are a law to themselves; who shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts accusing or else excusing themselves between themselves;)

Conscience » Guilty » Joseph's brethren

Genesis 42:21

Then they said one to another, We are indeed guilty concerning our brother, whose anguish of soul we saw when he besought us, and we did not hearken; therefore this distress is come upon us.

Conscience » Whose conscience is defiled

Titus 1:10-15

For there are many and disorderly vain speakers and deceivers of people's minds, specially those of the circumcision, who must have their mouths stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which ought not to be taught for the sake of base gain. One of themselves, a prophet of their own, has said, Cretans are always liars, evil wild beasts, lazy gluttons. read more.
This testimony is true; for which cause rebuke them severely, that they may be sound in the faith, not turning their minds to Jewish fables and commandments of men turning away from the truth. All things are pure to the pure; but to the defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.

Conscience » Of the wicked, seared

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

1 Kings 13:29-32

And the prophet took up the corpse of the man of God, and laid it upon the ass, and brought it back; and the old prophet came into the city, to mourn and to bury him. And he laid his corpse in his own sepulchre; and they mourned over him saying, Alas, my brother! And it came to pass after he had buried him, that he spoke to his sons saying, When I am dead, bury me in the sepulchre in which the man of God is buried; lay my bones beside his bones. read more.
For the word that he cried by the word of Jehovah against the altar in Bethel, and against all the houses of the high places that are in the cities of Samaria, shall certainly come to pass.

Conscience » Suffer patiently for

1 Peter 2:19

For this is acceptable, if one, for conscience sake towards God, endure griefs, suffering unjustly.

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

Genesis 12:18-19

And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this thou hast done to me? Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife? Why didst thou say, She is my sister, so that I took her as my wife. And now, behold, there is thy wife: take her, and go away.

Conscience » Guilty » The psalmist

Psalm 40:12

For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I cannot see; they are more than the hairs of my head: and my heart hath failed me.

Conscience » Guilty » Pharaoh

Exodus 9:27

And Pharaoh sent, and called Moses and Aaron, and said to them, I have sinned this time: Jehovah is the righteous one, but I and my people are the wicked ones.

Conscience » Submit to authority for

Romans 13:5

Wherefore it is necessary to be subject, not only on account of wrath, but also on account of conscience.

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

Genesis 33:1-12

And Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau was coming, and with him four hundred men. And he distributed the children to Leah, and to Rachel, and to the two maidservants: and he put the maidservants and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindmost. And he passed on before them, and bowed to the earth seven times, until he came near to his brother. read more.
And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him; and they wept. And he lifted up his eyes and saw the women and the children, and said, Who are these with thee? And he said, The children that God has graciously given thy servant. And the maidservants drew near, they and their children, and they bowed. And Leah also, with her children, drew near, and they bowed. And lastly Joseph drew near, and Rachel, and they bowed. And he said, What meanest thou by all the drove which I met? And he said, To find favour in the eyes of my lord. And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; let what thou hast be thine. And Jacob said, No, I pray thee; if now I have found favour in thine eyes, then receive my gift from my hand; for therefore have I seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou hast received me with pleasure. Take, I pray thee, my blessing which has been brought to thee; because God has been gracious to me, and because I have everything. And he urged him, and he took it. And he said, Let us take our journey, and go on, and I will go before thee.

Conscience » Instances of » Of joab, for numbering israel

1 Chronicles 21:1-7

And Satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to number Israel. And David said to Joab and to the princes of the people, Go, number Israel from Beer-sheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may know it. And Joab said, Jehovah add to his people, how many soever they be, a hundredfold: are they not all, my lord O king, my lord's servants? why does my lord require this thing? why should he become a trespass to Israel? read more.
But the king's word prevailed against Joab; and Joab departed, and went through all Israel, and came again to Jerusalem. And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people to David. And all they of Israel were eleven hundred thousand men that drew sword; and of Judah, four hundred and seventy thousand men that drew sword. But Levi and Benjamin he did not count among them; for the king's word was abominable to Joab. And God was displeased on account of this thing, and he smote Israel.

Conscience » Instances of » Of the lepers of samaria

2 Kings 7:8-10

And those lepers came to the extremity of the camp; and they went into one tent, and ate and drank, and carried thence silver and gold, and garments, and went and hid it; and they came again, and entered into another tent, and carried thence, and went and hid it. And they said one to another, We are not doing right; this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry till the morning light, the iniquity will find us out; and now come, let us go and tell the king's household. And they came and called to the porters of the city, and told them saying, We came to the camp of the Syrians, and behold, there was no one there, no sound of man, but the horses tied, and the asses tied, and the tents as they were.

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

Genesis 26:9-11

Then Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, she is certainly thy wife; and how saidst thou, She is my sister? and Isaac said to him, Because I said, Lest I die on account of her. And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done to us? But a little and one of the people might have lain with thy wife, and thou wouldest have brought a trespass on us. And Abimelech charged all the people, saying, He that touches this man or his wife shall certainly be put to death.

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

Genesis 39:7-12

And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph, and said, Lie with me! But he refused, and said to his master's wife, Behold, my master takes cognizance of nothing with me: what is in the house, and all that he has, he has given into my hand. There is none greater in this house than I; neither has he withheld anything from me but thee, because thou art his wife; and how should I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? read more.
And it came to pass as she spoke to Joseph day by day and he hearkened not to her, to lie with her and to be with her, that on a certain day he went into the house to do his business, and there was none of the men of the house there in the house. Then she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me! But he left his garment in her hand, and fled and ran out.

Conscience » Guilty » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:6

Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, and the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.

Conscience » Of the wicked, defiled

Conscience » Instances of » Judas iscariot

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas, who delivered him up, seeing that he had been condemned, filled with remorse, returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, saying, I have sinned in having delivered up guiltless blood. But they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And having cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, he left the place, and went away and hanged himself.

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

2 Samuel 24:10

And David's heart smote him after he had numbered the people. And David said to Jehovah, I have sinned greatly in what I have done; and now, I beseech thee, Jehovah, put away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.

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

Genesis 3:7-8

And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig-leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of Jehovah Elohim, walking in the garden in the cool of the day. And Man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Jehovah Elohim, in the midst of the trees of the garden.

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

1 Samuel 24:5

And it came to pass afterwards that David's heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul's skirt.

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

Genesis 31:39

What was torn I have not brought to thee; I had to bear the loss of it: of my hand hast thou required it, whether stolen by day or stolen by night.

Conscience » Guilty » The scribes and pharisees

John 8:9

But they, having heard that, went out one by one beginning from the elder ones until the last; and Jesus was left alone and the woman standing there.

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

John 8:9

But they, having heard that, went out one by one beginning from the elder ones until the last; and Jesus was left alone and the woman standing there.

Conscience » Instances of » Of pharaoh, after the plagues

Exodus 9:27

And Pharaoh sent, and called Moses and Aaron, and said to them, I have sinned this time: Jehovah is the righteous one, but I and my people are the wicked ones.

Conscience » Instances of » Of micah, after stealing

Judges 17:2

And he said to his mother, "The eleven hundred pieces of silver which were taken from you, about which you uttered a curse, and also spoke it in my ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it." And his mother said, "Blessed be my son by the LORD."

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

Nehemiah 5:15

But the former governors that were before me had been chargeable to the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, besides forty shekels of silver: even their servants bore rule over the people. But I did not so, because of the fear of God.

Conscience » Faithful » Refusing » Meat » Wine

Daniel 1:8

And Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not pollute himself with the king's delicate food, nor with the wine which he drank; and he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not have to pollute himself.

Good » Conscience

Man » Possessed of » Conscience

Romans 2:15

who shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts accusing or else excusing themselves between themselves;)

Money » Conscience

Judges 17:2

And he said to his mother, "The eleven hundred pieces of silver which were taken from you, about which you uttered a curse, and also spoke it in my ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it." And his mother said, "Blessed be my son by the LORD."

Matthew 27:3

Then Judas, who delivered him up, seeing that he had been condemned, filled with remorse, returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders,

Topics on Conscience

Bad Consciences

Titus 1:15-16

All things are pure to the pure; but to the defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.

Consciences, Description Of

Acts 23:1

And Paul, fixing his eyes on the council, said, Brethren, I have walked in all good conscience with God unto this day.

Consciences, In Decision Making

Romans 14:6

He that regards the day, regards it to the Lord. And he that eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he that does not eat, it is to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks.

Corrupted Consciences

Titus 1:15-16

All things are pure to the pure; but to the defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.

Guilty Consciences

Genesis 42:21

Then they said one to another, We are indeed guilty concerning our brother, whose anguish of soul we saw when he besought us, and we did not hearken; therefore this distress is come upon us.