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46 Bible Verses about conscience

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Romans 2:15

who show the work of the law written on their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts [one] after another accusing or even defending them

1 Corinthians 10:29

Now I am not speaking about your own conscience, but the [conscience] of the other [person]. For why [is] my freedom judged by another's conscience?

Romans 13:5

Therefore [it is] necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath but also because of conscience.

1 Corinthians 10:28

But if someone says to you, "This is offered to idols," do not eat [it], for the sake of that one who informed [you] and the conscience.

1 Corinthians 10:27

If any of the unbelievers invites you, and you want to go, eat everything that is set before you, {asking no questions} for the sake of the conscience.

1 Corinthians 10:25

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

1 Corinthians 8:10

For if someone should see you who has knowledge reclining for a meal in an idol's temple, will not his conscience, [because it] is weak, be strengthened so that [he] eats the food sacrificed to idols?

1 Corinthians 4:4

For I am conscious of nothing against myself, but not by this am I vindicated. But the one who judges me is the Lord.

Romans 9:1

I am telling the truth in Christ--[I am] not lying; my conscience bears witness to me in the Holy Spirit--

Romans 14:2

One believes [he may] eat all [things], but the one who is weak eats [only] vegetables.

Hebrews 10:2

For otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the ones who worship, having been purified once and for all, would no longer have any consciousness of sins?

1 Corinthians 8:12

Now [if you] sin in this way against the brothers and wound their conscience, which is weak, you sin against Christ.

Hebrews 9:9

which [was] a symbol for the present time, in which both the gifts and sacrifices which were offered were not able to perfect the worshiper with respect to the conscience,

2 Corinthians 5:11

Therefore, [because we] know the fear of the Lord, we are attempting to persuade people, but we are revealed to God, and I hope to be revealed in your consciences.

1 Corinthians 8:7

But this knowledge [is] not in everyone. But some, being accustomed until now to the idol, eat [this food] as food sacrificed to idols, and their conscience, [because it] is weak, is defiled.

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us, for we are convinced that we have a good conscience, [and] want to conduct ourselves commendably in every [way].

1 John 3:20

that if our heart condemns us, that God is greater than our heart and knows all [things].

Romans 1:19

because what can be known about God is evident among them, for God made [it] clear to them.

Romans 14:22

The faith that you have, have with respect to yourself before God. Blessed [is] the one who does not pass judgment on himself by what he approves.

Acts 23:1

And looking intently at the Sanhedrin, Paul said, "Men [and] brothers, I have lived my life in all good conscience before God to this day."

Romans 2:14

For whenever the Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature the things of the law, these, [although they] do not have the law, are a law to themselves,

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Conscience » Guilty

Job 15:24

Anguish and distress terrify him; they overpower him like a king ready for the battle.

Hebrews 10:26-27

For [if] we keep on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment and a fury of fire that is about to consume the adversaries.

Mark 6:14

And King Herod heard [it], because his name had become known. And they were saying, "John, the one who baptizes, has been raised from the dead, and because of this these miraculous powers are at work in him."

Matthew 27:3-5

Then [when] Judas, the one who had betrayed him, saw that he had been condemned, he regretted [what he had done] [and] returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and elders, saying, "I have sinned [by] betraying innocent blood!" But they said, "What [is that] to us? You see to [it]!" And throwing the silver coins into the temple he departed. And he went away [and] hanged himself.

Conscience » A good conscience

Conscience » General references to

Acts 23:1

And looking intently at the Sanhedrin, Paul said, "Men [and] brothers, I have lived my life in all good conscience before God to this day."

Romans 2:15

who show the work of the law written on their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts [one] after another accusing or even defending them

Romans 13:5

Therefore [it is] necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath but also because of conscience.

Conscience » Dead

Ephesians 4:17-19

This therefore I say and testify in the Lord, [that] you no longer walk as the Gentiles walk: in the futility of their mind, being darkened in understanding, alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance [that] is in them, because of the hardness of their heart, who, becoming callous, gave themselves over to licentiousness, for the pursuit of all uncleanness in greediness.

Jeremiah 6:15

Have they acted ashamed, for they have committed a detestable thing? Not at all, nor were they ashamed; they did not know to feel humiliated. {Therefore} they will fall among [those who] fall at the time I punish them, they will stumble," says Yahweh.

Conscience » Accuses of sin

Genesis 42:21

Then each said to his brother, "Surely we [are] guilty on account of our brother when we saw the anguish of his soul when he pleaded for mercy to us and we would not listen. Therefore this trouble has come to us."

2 Samuel 24:10

The heart of David struck him after he had counted the people, and David said to Yahweh, "I have sinned greatly in what I have done! So then, O Yahweh, please forgive the guilt of your servant because I have acted very foolishly."

Matthew 27:3

Then [when] Judas, the one who had betrayed him, saw that he had been condemned, he regretted [what he had done] [and] returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and elders,

Conscience » We should have the approval of

Romans 9:1

I am telling the truth in Christ--[I am] not lying; my conscience bears witness to me in the Holy Spirit--

Romans 14:22

The faith that you have, have with respect to yourself before God. Blessed [is] the one who does not pass judgment on himself by what he approves.

Conscience » The blood of Christ alone can purify

Hebrews 10:2-10

For otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the ones who worship, having been purified once and for all, would no longer have any consciousness of sins? But in them [there is] a reminder of sins {year by year}. For [it is] impossible [for] the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. read more.
Therefore, [when he] came into the world, he said, "Sacrifice and offering you did not want, but a body you prepared for me; you did not delight in whole burnt offerings and [offerings] for sins. Then I said, 'Behold, I have come-- in the roll of the book it is written about me-- to do your will, O God.' [When he] says above, "Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and [offerings] for sin you did not want, nor did you delight in," which are offered according to the law, then he has said, "Behold, I have come to do your will." He takes away the first in order to establish the second, by which will we are made holy 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 are convinced that we have a good conscience, [and] want to conduct ourselves commendably in every [way].

Conscience » Ministers should commend themselves to that of their people

2 Corinthians 5:11

Therefore, [because we] know the fear of the Lord, we are attempting to persuade people, but we are revealed to God, and I hope to be revealed in your consciences.

Conscience » Of others, not to be offended

1 Corinthians 10:28-32

But if someone says to you, "This is offered to idols," do not eat [it], for the sake of that one who informed [you] and the conscience. Now I am not speaking about your own conscience, but the [conscience] of the other [person]. For why [is] my freedom judged by another's conscience? If I partake with thankfulness, why am I slandered concerning that for which I give thanks? read more.
Therefore, whether you eat or you drink or whatever you do, do all [things] for the glory of God. {Give no offense} both to Jews and to Greeks and 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

And immediately a rooster crowed for the second time. And Peter remembered the statement, how Jesus had said to him, "Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times," and throwing himself down, he began to weep.

Conscience » Witnesses in man

Romans 2:15

who show the work of the law written on their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts [one] after another accusing or even defending them

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

Psalm 40:11-12

As for you, O Yahweh, do not withhold your mercies from me. Let your loyal love and your faithfulness continually preserve me. For evils without number have encompassed me. My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails me.

Conscience » Without spiritual illumination, a false guide

Acts 26:9

Indeed, I myself thought it was necessary to do many [things] opposed to the name of Jesus the Nazarene,

Acts 23:1

And looking intently at the Sanhedrin, Paul said, "Men [and] brothers, I have lived my life in all good conscience before God to this day."

Conscience » Guilty » -ezra

Ezra 9:6

and said, "My God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift my face to you, my God. For our sins have risen above our heads and our guilt has grown up to the heavens.

Job 15:21

Sounds of terror [are] in his ears; in prosperity [the] destroyer will come [against] him.

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

Acts 4:19-20

But Peter and John answered [and] said to them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than God, you decide! For we are not able to refrain from speaking about [the things] that we have seen and heard."

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

Luke 9:7

Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was greatly perplexed, because it was said by some that John has been raised from the dead,

Matthew 14:2

and he said to his servants, "This is John the Baptist! He has been raised from the dead, and for this [reason] miraculous powers are at work in him."

Conscience » Instances of » Of joseph's brethren

Genesis 42:21

Then each said to his brother, "Surely we [are] guilty on account of our brother when we saw the anguish of his soul when he pleaded for mercy to us and we would not listen. Therefore this trouble has come to us."

Genesis 44:16

And Judah said, "What can we say to my lord? What can we speak? Now how can we show ourselves innocent? God has found the guilt of your servants! Behold, we [are] slaves to my lord, both we and also he in whose hand the cup was found."

Conscience » The conscience witnessing

Romans 2:14-15

For whenever the Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature the things of the law, these, [although they] do not have the law, are a law to themselves, who show the work of the law written on their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts [one] after another accusing or even defending them

Conscience » Guilty » Joseph's brethren

Genesis 42:21

Then each said to his brother, "Surely we [are] guilty on account of our brother when we saw the anguish of his soul when he pleaded for mercy to us and we would not listen. Therefore this trouble has come to us."

Conscience » Whose conscience is defiled

Titus 1:10-15

For there are many rebellious [people], idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, whom it is necessary to silence, whoever are ruining whole families [by] teaching [things] which must not be [taught] for the sake of dishonest gain. A certain one of them, [one of] their own prophets, has said, "Cretans [are] always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons." read more.
This testimony is true, for which reason reprove them severely, in order that they may be sound in the faith, not paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of people who turn away from the truth. To the pure all [things] [are] pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing [is] pure, but 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 up the corpse of the man of God and put it on the donkey and brought it back. He came to the city of the old prophet to mourn him and to bury him. He put his corpse in his tomb, and they mourned over him, "Alas, my brother!" It happened after he buried him that he said to his sons, "When I die, you shall bury me in the tomb where the man of God [is] buried; you shall lay my bones beside his bones. read more.
For surely, the thing which he proclaimed by the word of Yahweh against the altar which [is] in Bethel will happen, [as it will] against all the houses of the high places which [are] in the cities of Samaria."

Conscience » Suffer patiently for

1 Peter 2:19

For this [finds] favor, if because of consciousness of God someone endures sorrows [while] suffering unjustly.

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

Genesis 12:18-19

Then Pharaoh called for Abram and said, "What [is] this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she [was] your wife? Why did you say 'She [is] my sister,' so that I took her to myself as a wife? Now then, here [is] your wife. Take her and go."

Conscience » Guilty » The psalmist

Psalm 40:12

For evils without number have encompassed me. My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails me.

Conscience » Guilty » Pharaoh

Exodus 9:27

And Pharaoh sent and called Moses and Aaron and said to them, "I have sinned this time. Yahweh [is] the righteous [one], and I and my people [are] the wicked [ones].

Conscience » Submit to authority for

Romans 13:5

Therefore [it is] necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath but also because 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 four hundred men [were] with him. And he divided the children among Leah and among Rachel, and among the two of his female servants. And he put the female slaves and their children first, then Leah and her children next, then Rachel with Joseph last. And he himself passed on before them and bowed down to the ground seven times until he came to his brother. read more.
But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell upon his neck and kissed him, and they wept. Then Esau lifted up his eyes and saw the women and the children and said, "Who [are] these with you?" And he said, "The children whom God has graciously given your servant." Then the female servants drew near, they and their children, and they bowed down. Then Leah and her children drew near and bowed down, and afterward Joseph and Rachel drew near and they bowed down. And he said, "{What do you mean by} all this company that I have met?" Then he said, "To find favor in the eyes of my lord." Then Esau said, "{I have enough} my brother; {keep what you have}." And Jacob said, "No, please, if I have found favor in your eyes, you must take my gift from my hand, for then I have seen your face [which is] like seeing the face of God, and you have received me. Please take my gift which has been brought to you, for God has dealt graciously with me, and because {I have enough}." And he urged him, so he took [it]. Then he said, "Let us journey and go [on], and I will go ahead of you."

Conscience » Instances of » Of joab, for numbering israel

1 Chronicles 21:1-7

Then Satan stood against Israel and urged David to count Israel. So David said to Joab and to the commanders of the nation, "Go, count Israel from Beersheba to Dan and bring a report to me that I might know their number." But Joab said, "May Yahweh add to the people a hundred times what they are! Are they not, O my lord the king, all of them the king's servants? Why does my lord seek this? Why would he bring guilt to Israel?" read more.
But the word of the king prevailed over Joab. Then he went about through all Israel and came to Jerusalem. And Joab gave the number of the enrollment of the people to David. And it happened [that] all Israel [was] one million one hundred thousand men drawing a sword, and in Judah [were] four hundred and seventy thousand men drawing a sword. But he did not count Levi and Benjamin among them, for the word of the king was repulsive to Joab. But this word was displeasing in the eyes of God, and he struck Israel.

Conscience » Instances of » Of the lepers of samaria

2 Kings 7:8-10

When these who had the skin disease came to the edge of the camp, they went into a certain tent and they ate, drank, and took from there silver and gold and clothes. Then they went and hid [them], then returned and came to another tent, and they took from there and went and hid [them]. Then they said {to one another}, "We [are] not doing right. This day is a day of good news! If we [are] silent and wait until the light of morning, they will find us and {we will be punished}. So then, come, let us go and tell the house of the king." When they came, they called to the gatekeepers of the city and told them, saying, "We came to the camp of [the] Arameans, and behold, there was no man or the voice of a man there! Only the horses and the donkeys were tied up, and the tents [were left] 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, "Surely she [is] your wife. Now why did you say 'She [is] my sister'?" And Isaac said to him, "Because I thought I would die on account of her." And Abimelech said, "What [is] this you have done to us? One of the people might easily have slept with your wife! Then you would have brought guilt upon us!" Then Abimelech instructed all the people, saying, "The [one who] touches this man or his wife shall certainly die."

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

Genesis 39:7-12

And it happened [that] after these things his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph, and she said, "Lie with me." But he refused and said to his master's wife, "Look, my master {does not worry about} what [is] in the house, and everything he owns he has put in my hand. He has no greater [authority] in this house than me, and he has not withheld anything from me except you, since you [are] his wife. Now how could I do this great wickedness and sin against God?" read more.
And it happened [that] as she spoke to Joseph {day after day}, he did not heed her to lie beside her or to be with her. {But one particular day} he came into the house to do his work and none of the men of the house were there in the house, she seized him by his garment [and] said, "Lie with me!" And he left his garment in her hand and fled, and he went outside.

Conscience » Guilty » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:6

Then his face changed and his thoughts terrified him, and {his hip joints gave way} and {his knees knocked together}.

Conscience » Of the wicked, defiled

Conscience » Instances of » Judas iscariot

Matthew 27:3-5

Then [when] Judas, the one who had betrayed him, saw that he had been condemned, he regretted [what he had done] [and] returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and elders, saying, "I have sinned [by] betraying innocent blood!" But they said, "What [is that] to us? You see to [it]!" And throwing the silver coins into the temple he departed. And he went away [and] hanged himself.

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

2 Samuel 24:10

The heart of David struck him after he had counted the people, and David said to Yahweh, "I have sinned greatly in what I have done! So then, O Yahweh, please forgive the guilt of your servant because I have acted very foolishly."

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 that they [were] naked. And they sewed together fig leaves and they made for themselves coverings. Then they heard the sound of Yahweh God walking in the garden {at the windy time of day}. And the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God among the trees of the garden.

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

1 Samuel 24:5

{And then} afterward David {felt guilty}, because he had cut {the hem of Saul's robe}.

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

Genesis 31:39

I brought no mangled carcass to you--I bore its loss. From my hand you sought it, whether stolen by day or stolen by night.

Conscience » Guilty » The scribes and pharisees

John 8:9

Now [when they] heard [it], being convicted by their conscience, they began to depart, one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone--and the woman who was in [their] midst.

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

John 8:9

Now [when they] heard [it], being convicted by their conscience, they began to depart, one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone--and the woman who was in [their] midst.

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. Yahweh [is] the righteous [one], and 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 that were taken from you, and about which you also pronounced a curse {in my hearing}, are with me; I took it." And his mother said, "Blessed be my son by Yahweh."

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

Nehemiah 5:15

The former governors who were before me laid burdens on the people, and they took food and wine from them, besides forty shekels. Also, their servants controlled the people, but I did not do so because of the fear of God.

Conscience » Faithful » Refusing » Meat » Wine

Daniel 1:8

Now {Daniel resolved} that he would not defile himself with the fine food of the king, and with {the wine that he drank}, and [so] he requested from the commander of the court officials [permission so] that he would not defile himself.

Good » Conscience

Man » Possessed of » Conscience

Romans 2:15

who show the work of the law written on their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts [one] after another accusing or even defending them

Money » Conscience

Judges 17:2

And he said to his mother, "The eleven hundred [pieces] of silver that were taken from you, and about which you also pronounced a curse {in my hearing}, are with me; I took it." And his mother said, "Blessed be my son by Yahweh."

Matthew 27:3

Then [when] Judas, the one who had betrayed him, saw that he had been condemned, he regretted [what he had done] [and] returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and elders,

Topics on Conscience

Bad Consciences

56;1;15-16

To the pure all [things] [are] pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing [is] pure, but both their mind and conscience are defiled.

Cleansed Consciences

58;9;14

how much more will the blood of Christ, 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

But [do so] with courtesy and respect, having a good conscience, so that in [the things] in which you are slandered, the ones who malign your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame.

Consciences, Before Others

47;1;12

For our reason for boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you, in holiness and purity of motive from God, not in merely human wisdom, but by the grace of God.

Consciences, Description Of

44;23;1

And looking intently at the Sanhedrin, Paul said, "Men [and] brothers, I have lived my life in all good conscience before God to this day."

Consciences, In Decision Making

45;14;6

The one who is intent on the day is intent on [it] for the Lord, and the one who eats eats for the Lord, because he is thankful to God, and the one who does not eat does not eat for the Lord, and he is thankful to God.

Corrupted Consciences

56;1;15-16

To the pure all [things] [are] pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing [is] pure, but both their mind and conscience are defiled.

Guilty Consciences

1;42;21

Then each said to his brother, "Surely we [are] guilty on account of our brother when we saw the anguish of his soul when he pleaded for mercy to us and we would not listen. Therefore this trouble has come to us."