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46 Bible Verses about conscience

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Romans 2:15

They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts. Their consciences testify in support of this, and their competing thoughts either accuse or excuse them

1 Corinthians 10:29

I do not mean your own conscience, but the other person's. For why is my freedom judged by another person's conscience?

Romans 13:5

Therefore, you must submit, not only because of wrath, but also because of your conscience.

1 Corinthians 10:28

But if someone says to you, "This is food offered to an idol," do not eat it, out of consideration for the one who told you, and for conscience' sake.

1 Corinthians 10:27

If one of the unbelievers invites you over and you want to go, eat everything that is set before you, without raising questions of conscience.

1 Corinthians 10:25

Eat everything that is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience' sake, for

1 Corinthians 8:10

For if somebody sees you, the one who has this knowledge, dining in an idol's temple, won't his weak conscience be encouraged to eat food offered to idols?

1 Corinthians 4:4

For I am not conscious of anything against myself, but I am not justified by this. The One who evaluates me is the Lord.

Romans 9:1

I speak the truth in Christ-I am not lying; my conscience is testifying to me with the Holy Spirit-

Romans 14:2

One person believes he may eat anything, but one who is weak eats only vegetables.

Hebrews 10:2

Otherwise, wouldn't they have stopped being offered, since the worshipers, once purified, would no longer have any consciousness of sins?

1 Corinthians 8:12

Now when you sin like this against the brothers and wound their weak conscience, you are sinning against Christ.

Hebrews 9:9

This is a symbol for the present time, during which gifts and sacrifices are offered that cannot perfect the worshiper's conscience.

2 Corinthians 5:11

Knowing, then, the fear of the Lord, we persuade people. We are completely open before God, and I hope we are completely open to your consciences as well.

1 Corinthians 8:7

However, not everyone has this knowledge. In fact, some have been so used to idolatry up until now, that when they eat food offered to an idol, their conscience, being weak, is defiled.

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us; for we are convinced that we have a clear conscience, wanting to conduct ourselves honorably in everything.

1 John 3:20

because if our hearts condemn us, God is greater than our hearts and knows all things.

Romans 1:19

since what can be known about God is evident among them, because God has shown it to them.

Acts 23:1

Paul looked intently at the Sanhedrin and said, "Brothers, I have lived my life before God in all good conscience until this day."

Romans 2:14

So, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, instinctively do what the law demands, they are a law to themselves even though they do not have the law.

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Conscience » Guilty

Job 15:24

Trouble and distress terrify him, overwhelming him like a king prepared for battle.

Hebrews 10:26-27

For if we deliberately sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a terrifying expectation of judgment, and the fury of a fire about to consume the adversaries.

Mark 6:14

King Herod heard of this, because Jesus' name had become well known. Some said, "John the Baptist has been raised from the dead, and that's why supernatural powers are at work in him."

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was full of remorse and returned the 30 pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders. "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood," he said. "What's that to us?" they said. "See to it yourself!" So he threw the silver into the sanctuary and departed. Then he went and hanged himself.

Conscience » A good conscience

Conscience » General references to

Acts 23:1

Paul looked intently at the Sanhedrin and said, "Brothers, I have lived my life before God in all good conscience until this day."

Romans 2:15

They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts. Their consciences testify in support of this, and their competing thoughts either accuse or excuse them

Romans 13:5

Therefore, you must submit, not only because of wrath, but also because of your conscience.

Conscience » Dead

Ephesians 4:17-19

Therefore, I say this and testify in the Lord: You should no longer walk as the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their thoughts. They are darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them and because of the hardness of their hearts. They became callous and gave themselves over to promiscuity for the practice of every kind of impurity with a desire for more and more.

Jeremiah 6:15

Were they ashamed when they acted so abhorrently? They weren't at all ashamed. They can no longer feel humiliation. Therefore, they will fall among the fallen. When I punish them, they will collapse, says the Lord.

Conscience » Accuses of sin

Genesis 42:21

Then they said to each other, "It is plain that we are being punished for what we did to our brother. We saw his deep distress when he pleaded with us, but we would not listen. That is why this trouble has come to us."

2 Samuel 24:10

David's conscience troubled him after he had taken a census of the troops. He said to the Lord, "I have sinned greatly in what I've done. Now, Lord, because I've been very foolish, please take away Your servant's guilt."

Matthew 27:3

Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was full of remorse and returned the 30 pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders.

Conscience » We should have the approval of

Romans 9:1

I speak the truth in Christ-I am not lying; my conscience is testifying to me with the Holy Spirit-

Conscience » The blood of Christ alone can purify

Hebrews 10:2-10

Otherwise, wouldn't they have stopped being offered, since the worshipers, once purified, would no longer have any consciousness of sins? But in the sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. read more.
Therefore, as He was coming into the world, He said: You did not want sacrifice and offering, but You prepared a body for Me. You did not delight in whole burnt offerings and sin offerings. Then I said, "See, I have come- it is written about Me in the volume of the scroll- to do Your will, O God!" After He says above, You did not desire or delight in sacrifices and offerings, whole burnt offerings and sin offerings, (which are offered according to the law), He then says, See, I have come to do Your will. He takes away the first to establish the second. By this will, we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once and for all.

Conscience » Of saints, pure and good

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us; for we are convinced that we have a clear conscience, wanting to conduct ourselves honorably in everything.

Conscience » Ministers should commend themselves to that of their people

2 Corinthians 5:11

Knowing, then, the fear of the Lord, we persuade people. We are completely open before God, and I hope we are completely open to your consciences as well.

Conscience » Of others, not to be offended

1 Corinthians 10:28-32

But if someone says to you, "This is food offered to an idol," do not eat it, out of consideration for the one who told you, and for conscience' sake. I do not mean your own conscience, but the other person's. For why is my freedom judged by another person's conscience? If I partake with thanks, why am I slandered because of something for which I give thanks? read more.
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for God's glory. Give no offense to the Jews or the Greeks or 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

Mark 14:72

Immediately a rooster crowed a second time, and Peter remembered when Jesus had spoken the word to him, "Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times." When he thought about it, he began to weep.

Conscience » Witnesses in man

Romans 2:15

They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts. Their consciences testify in support of this, and their competing thoughts either accuse or excuse them

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

Psalm 40:11-12

Lord, do not withhold Your compassion from me; Your constant love and truth will always guard me. For troubles without number have surrounded me; my sins have overtaken me; I am unable to see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my courage leaves me.

Conscience » Without spiritual illumination, a false guide

Acts 26:9

In fact, I myself supposed it was necessary to do many things in opposition to the name of Jesus the Nazarene.

Acts 23:1

Paul looked intently at the Sanhedrin and said, "Brothers, I have lived my life before God in all good conscience until this day."

Conscience » Guilty » -ezra

Ezra 9:6

And I said: My God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift my face toward You, my God, because our iniquities are higher than [our] heads and our guilt is as high as the heavens.

Job 15:21

Dreadful sounds fill his ears; when he is at peace, a robber attacks him.

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

Acts 4:19-20

But Peter and John answered them, "Whether it's right in the sight of God [for us] to listen to you rather than to God, you decide; for we are unable to stop speaking about what we have seen and heard."

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

Luke 9:7

Herod the tetrarch heard about everything that was going on. He was perplexed, because some said that John had been raised from the dead,

Matthew 14:2

"This is John the Baptist!" he told his servants. "He has been raised from the dead, and that's why supernatural powers are at work in him."

Conscience » Instances of » Of joseph's brethren

Genesis 42:21

Then they said to each other, "It is plain that we are being punished for what we did to our brother. We saw his deep distress when he pleaded with us, but we would not listen. That is why this trouble has come to us."

Genesis 44:16

"What can we say to my lord?" Judah replied. "How can we plead? How can we justify ourselves? God has exposed your servants' iniquity. We are now my lord's slaves-both we and the one in whose possession the cup was found."

Conscience » The conscience witnessing

Romans 2:14-15

So, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, instinctively do what the law demands, they are a law to themselves even though they do not have the law. They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts. Their consciences testify in support of this, and their competing thoughts either accuse or excuse them

Conscience » Guilty » Joseph's brethren

Genesis 42:21

Then they said to each other, "It is plain that we are being punished for what we did to our brother. We saw his deep distress when he pleaded with us, but we would not listen. That is why this trouble has come to us."

Conscience » Whose conscience is defiled

Titus 1:10-15

For there are also many rebellious people, idle talkers and deceivers, especially those from Judaism. It is necessary to silence them; they overthrow whole households by teaching for dishonest gain what they should not. One of their very own prophets said, Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.). read more.
This testimony is true. So, rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith and may not pay attention to Jewish myths and the commandments of men who reject the truth. To the pure, everything is pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; in fact, both their mind and conscience are defiled.

Conscience » Of the wicked, seared

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

1 Kings 13:29-32

So the prophet lifted the corpse of the man of God and laid it on the donkey and brought it back. The old prophet came into the city to mourn and to bury him. Then he laid the corpse in his own grave, and they mourned over him: "Oh, my brother!" After he had buried him, he said to his sons, "When I die, you must bury me in the grave where the man of God is buried; lay my bones beside his bones, read more.
for the word that he cried out by a revelation from the Lord against the altar in Bethel and against all the shrines of the high places in the cities of Samaria is certain to happen."

Conscience » Suffer patiently for

1 Peter 2:19

For it [brings] favor if, because of conscience toward God, someone endures grief from suffering unjustly.

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

Genesis 12:18-19

So Pharaoh sent for Abram and said, "What have you done to me? Why didn't you tell me she was your wife? Why did you say, 'She's my sister,' so that I took her as my wife? Now, here's your wife. Take her and go!"

Conscience » Guilty » The psalmist

Psalm 40:12

For troubles without number have surrounded me; my sins have overtaken me; I am unable to see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my courage leaves me.

Conscience » Guilty » Pharaoh

Exodus 9:27

Pharaoh sent for Moses and Aaron. "I have sinned this time," he said to them. "The Lord is the Righteous One, and I and my people are the guilty ones.

Conscience » Submit to authority for

Romans 13:5

Therefore, you must submit, not only because of wrath, but also because of your conscience.

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

Genesis 33:1-12

Now Jacob looked up and saw Esau coming toward him with 400 men. So he divided the children among Leah, Rachel, and the two female slaves. He put the female slaves first, Leah and her sons next, and Rachel and Joseph last. He himself went on ahead and bowed to the ground seven times until he approached his brother. read more.
But Esau ran to meet him, hugged him, threw his arms around him, and kissed him. Then they wept. When Esau looked up and saw the women and children, he asked, "Who are these with you?" He answered, "The children God has graciously given your servant." Then the female slaves and their children approached [him] and bowed down. Leah and her children also approached and bowed down, and then Joseph and Rachel approached and bowed down. So Esau said, "What do you mean by this whole procession I met?" "To find favor with you, my lord," he answered. "I have enough, my brother," Esau replied. "Keep what you have." But Jacob said, "No, please! If I have found favor with you, take this gift from my hand. For indeed, I have seen your face, [and it is] like seeing God's face, since you have accepted me. Please take my present that was brought to you, because God has been gracious to me and I have everything I need." So Jacob urged him until he accepted. Then Esau said, "Let's move on, and I'll go ahead of you."

Conscience » Instances of » Of joab, for numbering israel

1 Chronicles 21:1-7

Satan stood up against Israel and incited David to count [the people of] Israel. So David said to Joab and the commanders of the troops, "Go and count Israel from Beer-sheba to Dan and bring [a report] to me so I can know their number." Joab replied, "May the Lord multiply the number of His people a hundred times over! My lord the king, aren't they all my lord's servants? Why does my lord want to do this? Why should he bring guilt on Israel?" read more.
Yet the king's order prevailed over Joab. So Joab left and traveled throughout Israel and then returned to Jerusalem. Joab gave David the total of the registration of the troops. In all Israel there were 1,100,000 swordsmen and in Judah itself 470,000 swordsmen. But he did not include Levi and Benjamin in the count because the king's command was detestable to him. This command was also evil in God's sight, so He afflicted Israel.

Conscience » Instances of » Of the lepers of samaria

2 Kings 7:8-10

When these men came to the edge of the camp, they went into a tent to eat and drink. Then they picked up the silver, gold, and clothing and went off and hid them. They came back and entered another tent, picked [things] up, and hid them. Then they said to each other, "We're not doing what is right. Today is a day of good news. If we are silent and wait until morning light, we will be punished. Let's go tell the king's household." The diseased men went and called to the city's gatekeepers and told them, "We went to the Aramean camp and no one was there-no human sounds. There was nothing but tethered horses and donkeys, and the tents were intact."

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

Genesis 26:9-11

Abimelech sent for Isaac and said, "So she is really your wife! How could you say, 'She's my sister'?" Isaac answered him, "Because I thought I might die on account of her." Then Abimelech said, "What is this you've done to us? One of the people could easily have slept with your wife, and you would have brought guilt on us." So Abimelech warned all the people with these words: "Whoever harms this man or his wife will certainly die."

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

Genesis 39:7-12

After some time his master's wife looked longingly at Joseph and said, "Sleep with me." But he refused and said to his master's wife, "Look, my master does not concern himself with anything in his house, and he has put all that he owns under my authority. No one in this house is greater than I am. He has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. So how could I do such a great evil and sin against God?" read more.
Although she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her. Now one day he went into the house to do his work, and none of the household servants was there. She grabbed him by his garment and said, "Sleep with me!" But leaving his garment in her hand, he escaped and ran outside.

Conscience » Guilty » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:6

his face turned pale, and his thoughts so terrified him that his hip joints shook and his knees knocked together.

Conscience » Of the wicked, defiled

Conscience » Instances of » Judas iscariot

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was full of remorse and returned the 30 pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders. "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood," he said. "What's that to us?" they said. "See to it yourself!" So he threw the silver into the sanctuary and departed. Then he went and hanged himself.

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

2 Samuel 24:10

David's conscience troubled him after he had taken a census of the troops. He said to the Lord, "I have sinned greatly in what I've done. Now, Lord, because I've been very foolish, please take away Your servant's guilt."

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

Genesis 3:7-8

Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves. Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and they hid themselves from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

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

1 Samuel 24:5

Afterwards, David's conscience bothered him because he had cut off the corner of Saul's robe.

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

Genesis 31:39

I did not bring you any of the flock torn by wild beasts; I myself bore the loss. You demanded [payment] from me for what was stolen by day or by night.

Conscience » Guilty » The scribes and pharisees

John 8:9

When they heard this, they left one by one, starting with the older men. Only He was left, with the woman in the center.

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

John 8:9

When they heard this, they left one by one, starting with the older men. Only He was left, with the woman in the center.

Conscience » Instances of » Of pharaoh, after the plagues

Exodus 9:27

Pharaoh sent for Moses and Aaron. "I have sinned this time," he said to them. "The Lord is the Righteous One, and I and my people are the guilty ones.

Conscience » Instances of » Of micah, after stealing

Judges 17:2

He said to his mother, "The 1,100 pieces of silver taken from you, and that I heard you utter a curse about-here, I have the silver with me. I took it. So now I return it to you." Then his mother said, "My son, you are blessed by the Lord!"

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

Nehemiah 5:15

The governors who preceded me had heavily burdened the people, taking food and wine from them, as well as a pound of silver. Their subordinates also oppressed the people, but I didn't do this, because of the fear of God.

Conscience » Faithful » Refusing » Meat » Wine

Daniel 1:8

Daniel determined that he would not defile himself with the king's food or with the wine he drank. So he asked permission from the chief official not to defile himself.

Good » Conscience

Man » Possessed of » Conscience

Romans 2:15

They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts. Their consciences testify in support of this, and their competing thoughts either accuse or excuse them

Money » Conscience

Judges 17:2

He said to his mother, "The 1,100 pieces of silver taken from you, and that I heard you utter a curse about-here, I have the silver with me. I took it. So now I return it to you." Then his mother said, "My son, you are blessed by the Lord!"

Matthew 27:3

Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was full of remorse and returned the 30 pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders.

Topics on Conscience

Bad Consciences

56;1;15-16

To the pure, everything is pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; in fact, both their mind and conscience are defiled.

Cleansed Consciences

58;9;14

how much more will the blood of the Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works to serve the living God?

Clear Consciences

60;3;16

However, do this with gentleness and respect, keeping your conscience clear, so that when you are accused, those who denounce your Christian life will be put to shame.

Consciences, Before Others

47;1;12

For our boast is this: the testimony of our conscience that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you, with God-given sincerity and purity, not by fleshly wisdom but by God's grace.

Consciences, Description Of

44;23;1

Paul looked intently at the Sanhedrin and said, "Brothers, I have lived my life before God in all good conscience until this day."

Consciences, In Decision Making

45;14;6

Whoever observes the day, observes it to the Lord. Whoever eats, eats to the Lord, since he gives thanks to God; and whoever does not eat, it is to the Lord that he does not eat, yet he thanks God.

Corrupted Consciences

56;1;15-16

To the pure, everything is pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; in fact, both their mind and conscience are defiled.

Guilty Consciences

1;42;21

Then they said to each other, "It is plain that we are being punished for what we did to our brother. We saw his deep distress when he pleaded with us, but we would not listen. That is why this trouble has come to us."

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