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46 Bible Verses about conscience

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Romans 2:15

They show that what the Law requires is written in their hearts, a fact to which their own consciences testify, and their thoughts will either accuse or excuse them

1 Corinthians 10:29

I mean, of course, his conscience, not yours. For why should my freedom be determined by someone else's conscience?

Romans 13:5

But if you do what is wrong, you should be afraid, for it is not without reason that they bear the sword. Indeed, they are God's servants to administer punishment to anyone who does wrong. Therefore, it is necessary for you to be acquiescent to the authorities, not only for the sake of God's punishment, but also for the sake of your own conscience.

1 Corinthians 10:28

However, if someone says to you, "This was offered as a sacrifice," don't eat it, both out of consideration for the one who told you and also for the sake of conscience.

1 Corinthians 10:27

If an unbeliever invites you to his house and you wish to go, eat whatever is set before you, raising no question on the grounds of conscience.

1 Corinthians 10:25

Eat anything that is sold in the meat market without raising any question about it on the grounds of conscience,

1 Corinthians 8:10

For if anyone with a weak conscience sees you, who know better, eating in an idol's temple, he will be encouraged to eat what has been offered to idols, won't he?

Romans 9:1

I am telling the truth because I belong to the Messiah I am not lying, and my conscience confirms it by means of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 14:2

One person believes that he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables.

Hebrews 10:2

Otherwise, would they not have stopped offering them, because the worshipers, cleansed once for all, would no longer be aware of any sins?

1 Corinthians 8:12

When you sin against your brothers in this way and wound their weak consciences, you are sinning against the Messiah.

Hebrews 9:9

This illustration for today indicates that the gifts and sacrifices being offered could not clear the conscience of a worshiper,

2 Corinthians 5:11

Therefore, since we know what it means to fear the Lord, we try to persuade people. We ourselves are perfectly known to God. I hope we are also really known to your consciences.

1 Corinthians 8:7

But not everyone has this knowledge. Some people are so accustomed to idolatry that when they eat food that has been offered to an idol, their conscience becomes contaminated because it is weak.

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.

1 John 3:20

If our hearts condemn us, God is greater than our hearts and knows everything.

Romans 1:19

For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God himself has made it plain to them.

Romans 14:22

As for the faith you do have, have it as your own conviction before God. How blessed is the person who has no reason to condemn himself because of what he approves!

Acts 23:1

Paul looked straight at the Council and said, "Brothers, with a clear conscience I have done my duty before God up to this very day."

Romans 2:14

For whenever gentiles, who do not possess the Law, do instinctively what the Law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the Law.

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Conscience » Guilty

Job 15:24

Distress and pressure terrify him; they overwhelm him, like a king poised for attack.

Hebrews 10:26-27

For if we choose to go on sinning after we have learned the full truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but only a terrifying prospect of judgment and a raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.

Mark 6:14

King Herod heard about this, because Jesus' name had become well-known. He was saying, "John the Baptist has been raised from the dead! That's why he is able to do these miracles."

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas, who had betrayed him, regretted what had happened when he saw that Jesus was condemned. He brought the 30 pieces of silver back to the high priests and elders, saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." But they replied, "What do we care? Attend to that yourself." Then he flung the pieces of silver into the sanctuary, went outside, ran away, and hanged himself.

Conscience » A good conscience

Conscience » General references to

Acts 23:1

Paul looked straight at the Council and said, "Brothers, with a clear conscience I have done my duty before God up to this very day."

Romans 2:15

They show that what the Law requires is written in their hearts, a fact to which their own consciences testify, and their thoughts will either accuse or excuse them

Romans 13:5

But if you do what is wrong, you should be afraid, for it is not without reason that they bear the sword. Indeed, they are God's servants to administer punishment to anyone who does wrong. Therefore, it is necessary for you to be acquiescent to the authorities, not only for the sake of God's punishment, but also for the sake of your own conscience.

Conscience » Dead

Ephesians 4:17-19

Therefore, I tell you and insist on in the Lord not to live any longer like the gentiles live, thinking worthless thoughts. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of their ignorance and hardness of heart. Since they have lost all sense of shame, they have abandoned themselves to sensuality and practice every kind of sexual perversion without restraint.

Jeremiah 6:15

Were they ashamed because they did what was repugnant to God? They were not ashamed at all they don't even know how to blush! Therefore they'll fall with those who fall. When I punish them, they'll be brought down," says the LORD.

Proverbs 16:25

There is a road that seems right for a man to travel, but in the end it's the road to death.

Conscience » Accuses of sin

Genesis 42:21

"We're all guilty because of what we did to our brother!" they told each other. "We kept on watching his suffering while he pleaded with us! We're in this mess because we wouldn't listen!"

2 Samuel 24:10

Later, David's conscience bothered him after he had numbered the army, so David told the LORD, "I have sinned greatly by what I did. But now I am asking you, please remove the guilt of your servant, since I have acted very foolishly."

Matthew 27:3

Then Judas, who had betrayed him, regretted what had happened when he saw that Jesus was condemned. He brought the 30 pieces of silver back to the high priests and elders,

Conscience » We should have the approval of

Romans 9:1

I am telling the truth because I belong to the Messiah I am not lying, and my conscience confirms it by means of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 14:22

As for the faith you do have, have it as your own conviction before God. How blessed is the person who has no reason to condemn himself because of what he approves!

Conscience » The blood of Christ alone can purify

Hebrews 10:2-10

Otherwise, would they not have stopped offering them, because the worshipers, cleansed once for all, would no longer be aware of any sins? Instead, through those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year after year, for it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. read more.
For this reason, the Scriptures say, when the Messiah was about to come into the world: "You did not want sacrifices and offerings, but you prepared a body for me. In burnt offerings and sin offerings you never took delight. Then I said, "See, I have come to do your will, O God' In the volume of the scroll this is written about me." In this passage he says, "You never wanted or took delight in sacrifices, offerings, burnt offerings, and sin offerings," which are offered according to the Law. Then he says, "See, I have come to do your will." He takes away the first in order to establish the second. By God's will we have been sanctified once and for all through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus, the Messiah.

Conscience » Of saints, pure and good

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.

Conscience » Ministers should commend themselves to that of their people

2 Corinthians 5:11

Therefore, since we know what it means to fear the Lord, we try to persuade people. We ourselves are perfectly known to God. I hope we are also really known to your consciences.

Conscience » Of others, not to be offended

1 Corinthians 10:28-32

However, if someone says to you, "This was offered as a sacrifice," don't eat it, both out of consideration for the one who told you and also for the sake of conscience. I mean, of course, his conscience, not yours. For why should my freedom be determined by someone else's conscience? If I eat with thankfulness, why should I be denounced because of what I am thankful for? read more.
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. Don't become a stumbling block to Jews or 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

Mark 14:72

Just then a rooster crowed a second time. Peter remembered that Jesus told him, "Before a rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times." Then he broke down and cried.

Conscience » Witnesses in man

Romans 2:15

They show that what the Law requires is written in their hearts, a fact to which their own consciences testify, and their thoughts will 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 mercy from me, for your gracious love and truthfulness will keep me safe continuously. Innumerable evils have surrounded me; my iniquities have overtaken me so that I cannot see. They are more in number than the hair on my head, and my courage has forsaken me.

Conscience » Without spiritual illumination, a false guide

Acts 26:9

Indeed, I myself thought it my duty to take extreme measures against the name of Jesus from Nazareth.

Acts 23:1

Paul looked straight at the Council and said, "Brothers, with a clear conscience I have done my duty before God up to this very day."

Conscience » Guilty » -ezra

Job 15:21

Terrifying sounds ring in his ears; when times are prosperous, the Destroyer will attack him.

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

Acts 4:19-20

But Peter and John answered them, "You must decide whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than God, for we cannot stop talking about what we've seen and heard."

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

Luke 9:7

Now Herod the tetrarch heard about everything that was happening. He was puzzled because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead,

Matthew 14:2

told his servants, "This is John the Baptist! He has been raised from the dead, and that's why these miracles are being done by him."

Conscience » Instances of » Of joseph's brethren

Genesis 42:21

"We're all guilty because of what we did to our brother!" they told each other. "We kept on watching his suffering while he pleaded with us! We're in this mess because we wouldn't listen!"

Genesis 44:16

"What can we say, Your Excellency?" Judah replied. "How can we explain this or justify ourselves? God has discovered the sin of your servants, and now we've become slaves to you, Your Excellency, both we and the one in whose possession the cup has been discovered."

Conscience » The conscience witnessing

Romans 2:14-15

For whenever gentiles, who do not possess the Law, do instinctively what the Law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the Law. They show that what the Law requires is written in their hearts, a fact to which their own consciences testify, and their thoughts will either accuse or excuse them

Conscience » Guilty » Joseph's brethren

Genesis 42:21

"We're all guilty because of what we did to our brother!" they told each other. "We kept on watching his suffering while he pleaded with us! We're in this mess because we wouldn't listen!"

Conscience » Whose conscience is defiled

Titus 1:10-15

For there are many people who are rebellious, especially those who are converts from Judaism. They speak utter nonsense and deceive people. They must be silenced, because they are the kind of people who ruin whole families by teaching what they should not teach in order to make money in a shameful way. One of their very own prophets said, "Liars ever, men of Crete, savage brutes that live to eat." read more.
That statement is true. For this reason, refute them sharply so that they may become healthy in the faith and not pay attention to Jewish myths or commands given by people who reject the truth. Everything is clean to those who are clean, but nothing is clean to those who are corrupt and unbelieving. Indeed, their very way of thinking and their consciences have been corrupted.

Conscience » Of the wicked, seared

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

1 Kings 13:29-32

The prophet picked up the body of the man of God, laid it on the donkey, and brought it back to the city where the old man lived so he could mourn and bury him. He buried the corpse in his own grave and his family mourned for him, crying out, "Oh, no! My brother!" After he had buried the man of God, he gave these instructions to his children: "When I die, bury me in the same grave in which the man of God is buried. Place my bones beside his, read more.
because what he predicted by a message from the LORD against the altar in Bethel and the temples built in the high places of the cities of Samaria will certainly come about."

Conscience » Suffer patiently for

1 Peter 2:19

For it is a fine thing if, when moved by your conscience to please God, you suffer patiently when wronged.

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

Genesis 12:18-19

Pharaoh summoned Abram and asked, "What have you done to me! Why didn't you tell me that she was your wife? Why did you say, "She is my sister,' so that I took her as a wife for myself? Now, here is your wife! Take her and get out!"

Conscience » Guilty » The psalmist

Psalm 40:12

Innumerable evils have surrounded me; my iniquities have overtaken me so that I cannot see. They are more in number than the hair on my head, and my courage has forsaken me.

Conscience » Guilty » Pharaoh

Exodus 9:27

Pharaoh sent word and called for Moses and Aaron. "I've sinned this time," he told them. "The LORD is righteous, but I and my people are wicked.

Conscience » Submit to authority for

Romans 13:5

But if you do what is wrong, you should be afraid, for it is not without reason that they bear the sword. Indeed, they are God's servants to administer punishment to anyone who does wrong. Therefore, it is necessary for you to be acquiescent to the authorities, not only for the sake of God's punishment, but also for the sake of your own conscience.

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

Genesis 33:1-12

When Jacob looked off in the distance, there was Esau coming toward him, accompanied by 400 men! So Jacob divided Leah's children, Rachel, and the children of the two servants into separate groups. Then he positioned the women servants and their children first, then Leah and her children next, and then Rachel and Joseph after them. Then he went out to meet Esau, passing in front of all of them, and bowed low to the ground seven times as he approached his brother. read more.
Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him. Then he fell on his neck and kissed him. And they wept. When Esau eventually looked around, he saw the women and the children. "Who are these people with you?" he asked. "The children, whom God has graciously given your servant," he answered. Then the women servants approached, accompanied by their children, and bowed low. Leah also approached, and she and her children bowed low. After this, Joseph and Rachel approached and bowed low. Then Esau asked, "What are all these livestock for?" "To solicit favor from you, sir," Jacob answered. But Esau replied, "I already have so much, my brother, so keep what belongs to you." "Please," Jacob implored him, "don't refuse. If I'm to receive favor from you, then receive this gift from me, because seeing your face is like seeing the face of God, since you have favorably accepted me. So receive my blessing, which has been sent to you, since God has been gracious to me. Besides, I have enough." Because Jacob kept pressing him, Esau accepted the gifts. Then Esau suggested, "Let's set out and travel together, but let me go in front of you."

Conscience » Instances of » Of joab, for numbering israel

1 Chronicles 21:1-7

Then Satan attacked Israel by inciting David to enumerate a census of Israel. David said, "This is where the LORD God's Temple will be, along with the altar of burnt offerings for Israel." David ordered Joab and the commanders of the army, "Go take a census of Israel from Beer-sheba to Dan, and bring me a report so I can be aware of the total number." read more.
But Joab replied, "May the LORD increase the population of his people a hundredfold! Your majesty, all of them are your majesty's servants, aren't they? So why should your majesty demand this? Why should he bring guilt to Israel?" But the king's order overruled Joab, so Joab left, traveled throughout all of Israel, and then returned to Jerusalem to report the total population count to David. Throughout all of Israel there were 1,100,000 men trained for war. In Judah there were 470,000 men trained for war. Levi and Benjamin were not included in the census, because what the king had commanded was unethical to Joab. God considered this behavior to be evil, so he attacked Israel.

Conscience » Instances of » Of the lepers of samaria

2 Kings 7:8-10

When the lepers arrived at the outskirts of the encampment, they entered one tent and ate and drank. Then they carried off from there some silver, gold, and clothes, and went out and hid them. After this, they returned, entered another tent, raided it, and went and hid all of that, too! But then they told each other, "We're not doing the right thing. This is a day of good news, but if we keep quiet until morning, we're sure to be punished! So let's leave and go tell the king's household!" So they left, called out to the city gatekeepers, and reported to them: "We went out to the Aramean encampment, and there was nobody there! Not even the sound of men only horses and donkeys tied up, and tents left just as they were!"

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

Genesis 26:9-11

So Abimelech called Isaac and confronted him. "She is definitely your wife!" he accused him, "So why did you claim, "She's my sister?'" Isaac responded, "Because I had thought ""otherwise, I'll die on account of her.'" "What have you done to us?" Abimelech asked. "Any minute now, one of the people could have had sex with your wife and you would have caused all of us to be guilty." So he issued this order to everyone: "Whoever touches this man or his wife is to be executed."

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

Genesis 39:7-12

Now Joseph was well built and good looking. That's why, sometime later, Joseph's master's wife looked straight at Joseph and propositioned him: "Come on! Let's have a little sex!" But he refused, telling his master's wife, "Look! My master doesn't have to worry about anything in the house with me in charge, and he has entrusted everything into my care. No one has more authority in this house than I do. He has withheld nothing from me, except you, and that's because you're his wife. So how can I commit such a horrible evil? How can I sin against God?" read more.
She kept on talking to him like this day after day, but he wouldn't listen to her. Not only would he refuse to have sex with her, he refused even to stay around her. One day, though, he went into the house to do his work. None of the household servants were inside, so she grabbed Joseph by his outer garment and demanded "Let's have some sex!"

Conscience » Guilty » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:6

While the king watched the back of the hand as it was writing, his facial expression changed. Utterly frightened, he lost control of his own bowels and his knees knocked together.

Conscience » Of the wicked, defiled

Conscience » Instances of » Judas iscariot

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas, who had betrayed him, regretted what had happened when he saw that Jesus was condemned. He brought the 30 pieces of silver back to the high priests and elders, saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." But they replied, "What do we care? Attend to that yourself." Then he flung the pieces of silver into the sanctuary, went outside, ran away, and hanged himself.

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

2 Samuel 24:10

Later, David's conscience bothered him after he had numbered the army, so David told the LORD, "I have sinned greatly by what I did. But now I am asking you, please remove the guilt of your servant, since I have acted very foolishly."

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

Genesis 3:7-8

As a result, they both understood what they had done, and they became aware that they were naked. So they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves. Whenthey heard the voice of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden during the breeze of the day, the man and his wife concealed themselves from the presence of 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

David rose and stealthily cut off the corner of Saul's robe. 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

and whatever was torn by beasts, I never bothered to bring to you. Instead, I bore the losses myself. Even so, you demanded that I provide restitution for anything that was stolen, whether during the day or the night.

Conscience » Guilty » The scribes and pharisees

John 8:9

When they heard this, they went away one by one, beginning with the oldest, and he was left alone with the woman standing there.

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

John 8:9

When they heard this, they went away one by one, beginning with the oldest, and he was left alone with the woman standing there.

Conscience » Instances of » Of pharaoh, after the plagues

Exodus 9:27

Pharaoh sent word and called for Moses and Aaron. "I've sinned this time," he told them. "The LORD is righteous, but I and my people are wicked.

Conscience » Instances of » Of micah, after stealing

Judges 17:2

He told his mother, "Do you remember those 1,100 silver coins that were stolen from you and about which you uttered a curse when I could hear it? Well, I have the silver. I took it." So she replied, "May my son be blessed by the LORD."

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

Nehemiah 5:15

Nevertheless, the former governors before me placed a heavy burden on the people. They received food and wine, plus a tax of 40 shekels of silver. Even their young men took advantage of the people, but I never did so because I feared God.

Conscience » Faithful » Refusing » Meat » Wine

Daniel 1:8

Daniel determined within himself not to become defiled by the king's menu of rich foods or by the king's wine, so he requested permission from the chief officer not to defile himself.

Good » Conscience

Man » Possessed of » Conscience

Romans 2:15

They show that what the Law requires is written in their hearts, a fact to which their own consciences testify, and their thoughts will either accuse or excuse them

Money » Conscience

Judges 17:2

He told his mother, "Do you remember those 1,100 silver coins that were stolen from you and about which you uttered a curse when I could hear it? Well, I have the silver. I took it." So she replied, "May my son be blessed by the LORD."

Matthew 27:3

Then Judas, who had betrayed him, regretted what had happened when he saw that Jesus was condemned. He brought the 30 pieces of silver back to the high priests and elders,

Matthew 27:5

But they replied, "What do we care? Attend to that yourself." Then he flung the pieces of silver into the sanctuary, went outside, ran away, and hanged himself.

Topics on Conscience

Bad Consciences

56;1;15-16

Everything is clean to those who are clean, but nothing is clean to those who are corrupt and unbelieving. Indeed, their very way of thinking and their consciences have been corrupted.

Cleansed Consciences

58;9;14

how much more will the blood of the Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from dead actions so that we may serve the living God!

Clear Consciences

60;3;16

But do this gently and respectfully, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak evil of your good conduct in the Messiah will be ashamed of slandering you.

Consciences, Before Others

47;1;12

For this is what we boast about: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world with pure motives and godly sincerity, without earthly wisdom but with God's grace especially toward you.

Consciences, Description Of

44;23;1

Paul looked straight at the Council and said, "Brothers, with a clear conscience I have done my duty before God up to this very day."

Consciences, In Decision Making

45;14;6

The one who observes a special day, observes it to honor the Lord. The one who eats, eats to honor the Lord, since he gives thanks to God. And the one who does not eat, refrains from eating to honor the Lord; yet he, too, gives thanks to God.

Corrupted Consciences

56;1;15-16

Everything is clean to those who are clean, but nothing is clean to those who are corrupt and unbelieving. Indeed, their very way of thinking and their consciences have been corrupted.

Guilty Consciences

1;42;21

"We're all guilty because of what we did to our brother!" they told each other. "We kept on watching his suffering while he pleaded with us! We're in this mess because we wouldn't listen!"

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