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46 Bible Verses about conscience

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Romans 2:15

which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, accusing and also excusing their reasonings one with another)

1 Corinthians 10:29

conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other, for why should my liberty be judged by another man's conscience?

Romans 13:5

Therefore it is necessary that ye be subject, not only for punishment, but also for conscience sake.

1 Corinthians 10:28

But if anyone says unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, do not eat it for the sake of him that disclosed it and for conscience sake; for the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof:

1 Corinthians 10:27

If any of those that do not believe bid you to a feast, and ye are disposed to go, eat whatever is set before you asking no questions for conscience sake.

1 Corinthians 10:25

Whatever is sold in the market, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake;

1 Corinthians 8:10

For if anyone sees thee who hast this knowledge sit at food in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him who is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols?

1 Corinthians 4:4

For although I have nothing on my conscience, yet am I not hereby justified, but he that judges me is the Lord.

Romans 9:1

I say the truth in Christ, I do not lie, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit,

Romans 14:2

For one believes that he may eat all things; another, who is sick, eats vegetables.

Hebrews 10:2

Otherwise, they would cease to offer them, because those that sacrifice, once purged, would have no more conscience of sin.

1 Corinthians 8:12

In this manner, therefore, sinning against the brethren and wounding their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.

Hebrews 9:9

Which was a figure of that time present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience,

2 Corinthians 5:11

Therefore being certain of that terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God, and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

1 Corinthians 8:7

Howbeit there is not in everyone that knowledge, for some with conscience of the idol unto now, eat it as a thing offered unto an idol, and their conscience being weak is defiled.

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience in all things desiring to conduct ourselves well.

1 John 3:20

And if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart and knows all things.

Romans 1:19

because that which is known of God is manifest to them; for God has showed it unto them.

Acts 23:1

Then Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.

Romans 2:14

for when the Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature that which is of the law, these, not having the law, are a law unto themselves;

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Conscience » Guilty

Job 15:24

Tribulation and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.

Hebrews 10:26-27

For if we sin wilfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful hope of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

Mark 6:14

And king Herod heard of him (for his name was spread abroad), and he said, John the Baptist has risen from the dead, and therefore virtues operate in him.

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas, who had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the princes of the priests and the elders, saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? Thou shalt see to it. And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed and went and hanged himself.

Conscience » A good conscience

Conscience » General references to

Acts 23:1

Then Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.

Romans 2:15

which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, accusing and also excusing their reasonings one with another)

Romans 13:5

Therefore it is necessary that ye be subject, not only for punishment, but also for conscience sake.

Conscience » Dead

Ephesians 4:17-19

This I say, therefore, and require in the Lord that from now on ye not walk as the other Gentiles walk in the vanity of their own senses, having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them because of the blindness of their heart, who, after losing all sense of feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness to work all uncleanness with greediness.

Jeremiah 6:15

Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? no, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush; therefore, they shall fall among those that shall fall: at the time that I visit them they shall fall, saith the LORD.

Proverbs 16:25

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

Conscience » Accuses of sin

Genesis 42:21

And they said one to another, We are truly guilty concerning our brother in that we saw the anguish of his soul when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

2 Samuel 24:10

And David's heart smote him after he had numbered the people. And David said unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in having done this; but now, I beseech thee, O LORD, take away the iniquity of thy slave, for I have done very foolishly.

Matthew 27:3

Then Judas, who had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the princes of the priests and the elders,

Conscience » We should have the approval of

Romans 9:1

I say the truth in Christ, I do not lie, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit,

Conscience » The blood of Christ alone can purify

Hebrews 10:2-10

Otherwise, they would cease to offer them, because those that sacrifice, once purged, would have no more conscience of sin. But in these sacrifices each year the same remembrance of sins is made. For the blood of bulls and of goats cannot take away sins. read more.
Therefore when he came into the world, he said, Sacrifice and offering thou dost not desire, but a body hast thou prepared me; in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Behold, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God. Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou dost not desire, neither hadst pleasure therein, which are offered by the law; then he said, Behold, I come to do thy will, O God. He took away the first, that he may establish the second. In this will, we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus, the Christ, once for all.

Conscience » Of saints, pure and good

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience in all things desiring to conduct ourselves well.

Conscience » Ministers should commend themselves to that of their people

2 Corinthians 5:11

Therefore being certain of that terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God, and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

Conscience » Of others, not to be offended

1 Corinthians 10:28-32

But if anyone says unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, do not eat it for the sake of him that disclosed it and for conscience sake; for the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof: conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other, for why should my liberty be judged by another man's conscience? For if I by grace am a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? read more.
Whether therefore ye eat or drink or whatever ye do, do everything for the glory of God. Be without offense, neither to the Jews nor to the Gentiles nor to the congregation 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 the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the words that Jesus had said unto him, Before the cock crows twice, thou shalt deny me three times. And thinking on this, he wept.

Conscience » Witnesses in man

Romans 2:15

which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, accusing and also excusing their reasonings one with another)

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

Psalm 40:11-12

Do not withhold thy tender mercies from me, O LORD; let thy mercy and thy truth continually preserve me. For innumerable evils have compassed me about; my iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to see; they are more than the hairs of my head; therefore my heart fails me.

Conscience » Without spiritual illumination, a false guide

Acts 26:9

I verily had thought that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

Acts 23:1

Then Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.

Conscience » Guilty » -ezra

Ezra 9:6

and said, O my God, I am confused and ashamed to lift up my face to thee, my God, for our iniquities have multiplied over our head, and our guiltiness is grown up unto heaven.

Job 15:21

Fearful sounds are in his ears; in peace the destroyer shall come upon him.

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

Acts 4:19-20

Then Peter and John answered and said unto them, Judge whether it is right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

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

Luke 9:7

Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him, and he was perplexed because it was said of some that John was risen from the dead,

Matthew 14:2

and said unto his slaves, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do show forth themselves in him.

Conscience » Instances of » Of joseph's brethren

Genesis 42:21

And they said one to another, We are truly guilty concerning our brother in that we saw the anguish of his soul when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

Genesis 44:16

Then Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? What shall we speak or how shall we clear ourselves? God has found out the iniquity of thy slaves; behold, we are my lord's slaves, both we and he also with whom the cup is found.

Conscience » The conscience witnessing

Romans 2:14-15

for when the Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature that which is of the law, these, not having the law, are a law unto themselves; which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, accusing and also excusing their reasonings one with another)

Conscience » Guilty » Joseph's brethren

Genesis 42:21

And they said one to another, We are truly guilty concerning our brother in that we saw the anguish of his soul when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

Conscience » Whose conscience is defiled

Titus 1:10-15

For there are many insubordinate and vain talkers and deceivers of souls, especially those of the circumcision, whose mouths it is expedient to stop, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain. One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are always liars, evil beasts, lazy bellies. read more.
This witness is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. For unto the pure all things are pure, but unto those that are defiled and unfaithful, nothing is pure, but even their soul and conscience is 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 carcase of the man of God and laid it upon the ass and brought it back. And the old prophet came to the city to mourn and to bury him. And he laid his carcase in his own grave, 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, then bury me in the sepulchre in which the man of God is buried; lay my bones beside his bones. read more.
For that which he proclaimed by the word of the LORD against the altar in Bethel and against all the houses of the high places, which are in the cities of Samaria, shall surely come to pass.

Conscience » Suffer patiently for

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 that thou hast done unto me? Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife? Why didst thou say, She is my sister? I might have taken her to me to wife; now, therefore, behold thy wife, take her, and go away.

Conscience » Guilty » The psalmist

Psalm 40:12

For innumerable evils have compassed me about; my iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to see; they are more than the hairs of my head; therefore my heart fails me.

Conscience » Guilty » Pharaoh

Exodus 9:27

Then Pharaoh sent and called for Moses and Aaron and said unto them, I have sinned this time; the LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.

Conscience » Submit to authority for

Romans 13:5

Therefore it is necessary that ye be subject, not only for punishment, but also for conscience sake.

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

Genesis 33:1-12

And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, Esau came and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah and unto Rachel and unto the two handmaids. And he put the handmaids and their children in front, and Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph last. And he passed over in front of them and bowed himself to the ground 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 those with thee? And he said, The children whom God hath graciously given thy slave. Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves. And Leah also with her children came near and bowed themselves; and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they also bowed themselves. And he said, What meanest thou by all these droves which I met? And he said, To find grace in the sight of my lord. And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep what thou hast unto thyself. And Jacob said, No, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present from my hand, that for this I have seen thy face as though I had seen the face of God; and do me the pleasure. Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee because God has dealt graciously with me, and all that is here is mine. And he urged him, and he took it. And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, 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 provoked David to number Israel. And David said to Joab and to the princes of the people, Go, number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may know it. And Joab answered, The LORD make his people a hundred times as many more as they are; but, my lord the king, are they not all my lord's slaves? Why then does my lord require this thing? Why will he be a cause of guiltiness unto Israel? read more.
Nevertheless, the king's word prevailed against Joab. Therefore, Joab departed and went throughout all Israel and came to Jerusalem. And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people unto David. And they found in all Israel eleven times one hundred thousand men that drew sword, and of Judah four hundred seventy thousand men that drew sword. Among these the Levites and the sons of Benjamin were not counted, for the king's word was abominable to Joab. And God was also displeased with this word; therefore, he smote Israel.

Conscience » Instances of » Of the lepers of samaria

2 Kings 7:8-10

And when these lepers came to the uttermost part of the camp, they went into one tent and ate and drank and took silver and gold and raiment and went and hid it and came again and entered into another tent and took from there also and went and hid it. Then they said one to another, We do not well; this day is a day to give good tidings, and we are silent; if we tarry until the morning light, we shall be taken in the iniquity. Now, therefore, come, that we may enter in and give the news in the king's house. So they came and called unto the porter of the city, and they told them, saying, We went to the camp of the Syrians, and, behold, there was no man there, neither voice of man, but horses tied and 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

And Abimelech called Isaac and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife; and how didst thou say, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die because of her. And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? One of the people might easily have slept with thy wife, and thou should have brought the sin upon us. Then Abimelech charged all the people, saying, He that touches this man or his wife shall surely 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 upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me. But he refused and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master does not know what is with me in the house, and he has committed all that he has to my hand; there is none greater in this house than I; neither has he kept back anything from me but thee because thou art his wife; how then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God? read more.
And it came to pass as she spoke to Joseph day by day, that he did not hearken unto her, to lie by her or to be with her. And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business, and none of those of the house were there within. And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me; and he left his garment in her hand and fled and got outside.

Conscience » Guilty » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:6

Then the king became pale, and his thoughts troubled him, and the girdings of his loins were unloosed, and his knees smote one against another.

Conscience » Of the wicked, defiled

Conscience » Instances of » Judas iscariot

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas, who had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the princes of the priests and the elders, saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? Thou shalt see to it. And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed and went 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 unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in having done this; but now, I beseech thee, O LORD, take away the iniquity of thy slave, 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; so they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves girdles. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid 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

And it came to pass afterward 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

That which was torn of beasts I did not bring unto thee; I bore the sin; thou didst require of my hand that which was stolen, whether by day or by night.

Conscience » Guilty » The scribes and pharisees

John 8:9

And those who heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest even unto the last; and Jesus was left alone and the woman that had been in the midst.

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

John 8:9

And those who heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest even unto the last; and Jesus was left alone and the woman that had been in the midst.

Conscience » Instances of » Of pharaoh, after the plagues

Exodus 9:27

Then Pharaoh sent and called for Moses and Aaron and said unto them, I have sinned this time; the LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.

Conscience » Instances of » Of micah, after stealing

Judges 17:2

And he said unto his mother, The eleven hundred shekels of silver that were stolen from thee, about which thou didst curse in my hearing, behold, the silver is with me; I took it. And his mother said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my son.

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

Nehemiah 5:15

But the former captains that had been before me had charged the people and had taken of them for bread and wine, upon forty shekels of silver; and in addition to this their servants bore rule 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 purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's food, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

Good » Conscience

Man » Possessed of » Conscience

Romans 2:15

which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, accusing and also excusing their reasonings one with another)

Money » Conscience

Judges 17:2

And he said unto his mother, The eleven hundred shekels of silver that were stolen from thee, about which thou didst curse in my hearing, behold, the silver is with me; I took it. And his mother said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my son.

Matthew 27:3

Then Judas, who had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the princes of the priests and the elders,

Topics on Conscience

Bad Consciences

56;1;15-16

For unto the pure all things are pure, but unto those that are defiled and unfaithful, nothing is pure, but even their soul and conscience is defiled.

Cleansed Consciences

58;9;14

how much more shall the blood of the Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from the works of death to serve the living God?

Clear Consciences

60;3;16

having a good conscience, so in that which they murmur against you as of evildoers, those that blaspheme your good conversation in the Christ may be confused.

Consciences, Before Others

47;1;12

For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with carnal wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world and more abundantly towards you.

Consciences, Description Of

44;23;1

Then Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.

Consciences, In Decision Making

45;14;6

He that observes the day, let him observe it unto the Lord; and he that does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He that eats, eats unto the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he that does not eat, unto the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks.

Corrupted Consciences

56;1;15-16

For unto the pure all things are pure, but unto those that are defiled and unfaithful, nothing is pure, but even their soul and conscience is defiled.

Guilty Consciences

1;42;21

And they said one to another, We are truly guilty concerning our brother in that we saw the anguish of his soul when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.