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Theasaurus: Conscience

45 Bible Verses about conscience

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Romans 2:15

since they exhibit proof that a knowledge of the conduct which the Law requires is engraven on their hearts, while their consciences also bear witness to the Law, and their thoughts, as if in mutual discussion, accuse them or perhaps maintain their innocence--

1 Corinthians 10:29

But now I mean his conscience, not your own. "Why, on what ground," you may object, "is the question of my liberty of action to be decided by a conscience not my own?

Romans 13:5

We must obey therefore, not only in order to escape punishment, but also for conscience' sake.

1 Corinthians 10:28

But if any one tells you, "This food has been offered in sacrifice;" abstain from eating it--out of respect for him who warned you, and, as before, for conscience' sake.

1 Corinthians 10:27

If an unbeliever gives you an invitation and you are disposed to accept it, eat whatever is put before you, and ask no questions for conscience' sake.

1 Corinthians 10:25

Anything that is for sale in the meat market, eat, and ask no questions for conscience' sake;

1 Corinthians 8:10

For if any one were to see you, who know the real truth of this matter, reclining at table in an idol's temple, would not his conscience (supposing him to be a weak believer)

1 Corinthians 4:4

Though I am not conscious of having been in any way unfaithful, yet I do not for that reason stand acquitted; but He whose scrutiny I must undergo is the Lord.

Romans 9:1

I am telling you the truth as a Christian man--it is no falsehood, for my conscience enlightened, as it is, by the Holy Spirit adds its testimony to mine--

Romans 14:2

One man's faith allows him to eat anything, while a man of weaker faith eats nothing but vegetables.

Hebrews 10:2

For then would not the sacrifices have ceased to be offered, because the consciences of the worshippers--who in that case would now have been cleansed once for all--would no longer be burdened with sins?

1 Corinthians 8:12

Moreover when you thus sin against the brethren and wound their weak consciences, you are, in reality, sinning against Christ.

Hebrews 9:9

And this is a figure--for the time now present--answering to which both gifts and sacrifices are offered, unable though they are to give complete freedom from sin to him who ministers.

2 Corinthians 5:11

Therefore, because we realize how greatly the Lord is to be feared, we are endeavouring to win men over, and God recognizes what our motives are, and I hope that you, in your hearts, recognize them too.

1 Corinthians 8:7

But all believers do not recognize these facts. Some, from force of habit in relation to the idol, even now eat idol sacrifices as such, and their consciences, being but weak, are polluted.

Hebrews 13:18

Keep on praying for us; for we are sure that we have clear consciences, and we desire to live nobly in every respect.

1 John 3:20

in whatever matters our hearts condemn us--because God is greater than our hearts and knows everything.

Romans 1:19

because what may be known about Him is plain to their inmost consciousness; for He Himself has made it plain to them.

Romans 14:22

As for you and your faith, keep your faith to yourself in the presence of God. The man is to be congratulated who does not pronounce judgement on himself in what his actions sanction.

Acts 23:1

Then Paul, fixing a steady gaze on the Sanhedrin, said, "Brethren, it is with a perfectly clear conscience that I have discharged my duties before God up to this day."

Romans 2:14

For when Gentiles who have no Law obey by natural instinct the commands of the Law, they, without having a Law, are a Law to themselves;

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Conscience » Guilty

Hebrews 10:26-27

For if we wilfully persist in sin after having received the full knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains in reserve any other sacrifice for sins. There remains nothing but a certain awful expectation of judgement, and the fury of a fire which before long will devour the enemies of the truth.

Mark 6:14

King Herod heard of all this (for the name of Jesus had become widely known)

Matthew 27:3-5

Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He was condemned, smitten with remorse he brought back the thirty shekels to the High Priests and Elders and said, "I have sinned, in betraying to death one who is innocent." "What does that matter to us?" they replied; it is your business." Flinging the shekels into the Sanctuary he left the place, and went and hanged himself.

Conscience » A good conscience

Conscience » General references to

Acts 23:1

Then Paul, fixing a steady gaze on the Sanhedrin, said, "Brethren, it is with a perfectly clear conscience that I have discharged my duties before God up to this day."

Romans 2:15

since they exhibit proof that a knowledge of the conduct which the Law requires is engraven on their hearts, while their consciences also bear witness to the Law, and their thoughts, as if in mutual discussion, accuse them or perhaps maintain their innocence--

Romans 13:5

We must obey therefore, not only in order to escape punishment, but also for conscience' sake.

Conscience » Dead

Ephesians 4:17-19

Therefore I warn you, and I implore you in the name of the Master, no longer to live as the Gentiles in their perverseness live, with darkened understandings, having by reason of the ignorance which is deep-seated in them and the insensibility of their moral nature, no share in the Life which God gives. Such men being past feeling have abandoned themselves to impurity, greedily indulging in every kind of profligacy.

Conscience » Accuses of sin

Matthew 27:3

Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He was condemned, smitten with remorse he brought back the thirty shekels to the High Priests and Elders

Conscience » We should have the approval of

Romans 9:1

I am telling you the truth as a Christian man--it is no falsehood, for my conscience enlightened, as it is, by the Holy Spirit adds its testimony to mine--

Romans 14:22

As for you and your faith, keep your faith to yourself in the presence of God. The man is to be congratulated who does not pronounce judgement on himself in what his actions sanction.

Conscience » The blood of Christ alone can purify

Hebrews 10:2-10

For then would not the sacrifices have ceased to be offered, because the consciences of the worshippers--who in that case would now have been cleansed once for all--would no longer be burdened with sins? But in those sacrifices sins are recalled to memory year after year. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. read more.
That is why, when He comes into the world, He says, "Sacrifice and offering Thou has not desired, but a body Thou hast prepared for Me. In whole burnt-offerings and in sin-offerings Thou hast taken no pleasure. Then I said, 'I have come--in the roll of the book it is written concerning Me--to do Thy will, O God.'" After saying the words I have just quoted, "Sacrifices and offerings or whole burnt-offerings and sin-offerings Thou hast not desired or taken pleasure in" --all such being offered in obedience to the Law-- He then adds, "I have come to do Thy will." He does away with the first in order to establish the second. It is through that divine will that we have been set free from sin, through the offering of Jesus Christ as our sacrifice once for all.

Conscience » Of saints, pure and good

Hebrews 13:18

Keep on praying for us; for we are sure that we have clear consciences, and we desire to live nobly in every respect.

Conscience » Ministers should commend themselves to that of their people

2 Corinthians 5:11

Therefore, because we realize how greatly the Lord is to be feared, we are endeavouring to win men over, and God recognizes what our motives are, and I hope that you, in your hearts, recognize them too.

Conscience » Of others, not to be offended

1 Corinthians 10:28-32

But if any one tells you, "This food has been offered in sacrifice;" abstain from eating it--out of respect for him who warned you, and, as before, for conscience' sake. But now I mean his conscience, not your own. "Why, on what ground," you may object, "is the question of my liberty of action to be decided by a conscience not my own? If, so far as I am concerned, I partake with a grateful heart, why am I to be found fault with in regard to a thing for which I give thanks?" read more.
Whether, then, you are eating or drinking, or whatever you are doing, let everything be done to the glory of God. Do not be causes of stumbling either to Jews or to Gentiles, nor 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

No sooner had he spoken than a cock crowed for the second time, and Peter recollected the words of Jesus, "Before the cock crows twice, you will three times disown me." And as he thought of it, he wept aloud.

Conscience » Witnesses in man

Romans 2:15

since they exhibit proof that a knowledge of the conduct which the Law requires is engraven on their hearts, while their consciences also bear witness to the Law, and their thoughts, as if in mutual discussion, accuse them or perhaps maintain their innocence--

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

Conscience » Without spiritual illumination, a false guide

Acts 26:9

"I myself, however, thought it a duty to do many things in hostility to the name of Jesus, the Nazarene.

Acts 23:1

Then Paul, fixing a steady gaze on the Sanhedrin, said, "Brethren, it is with a perfectly clear conscience that I have discharged my duties before God up to this day."

Conscience » Guilty » -ezra

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

Acts 4:19-20

But Peter and John replied, "Judge whether it is right in God's sight to listen to you instead of listening to God. As for us, what we have seen and heard we cannot help speaking about."

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

Luke 9:7

Now Herod the Tetrarch heard of all that was going on; and he was bewildered because of its being said by some that John had come back to life,

Matthew 14:2

and he said to his courtiers, "This is John the Baptist: he has come back to life--and that is why these miraculous Powers are working in him."

Conscience » Instances of » Of joseph's brethren

Conscience » The conscience witnessing

Romans 2:14-15

For when Gentiles who have no Law obey by natural instinct the commands of the Law, they, without having a Law, are a Law to themselves; since they exhibit proof that a knowledge of the conduct which the Law requires is engraven on their hearts, while their consciences also bear witness to the Law, and their thoughts, as if in mutual discussion, accuse them or perhaps maintain their innocence--

Conscience » Guilty » Joseph's brethren

Conscience » Whose conscience is defiled

Titus 1:10-15

For there are many that spurn authority--idle, talkative and deceitful persons, who, for the most part, are adherents of the Circumcision. You must stop the mouths of such men, for they overthrow the faith of whole families, teaching what they ought not, just for the sake of making money. One of their own number--a Prophet who is a countryman of theirs--has said, "Cretans are always liars, dangerous animals, idle gluttons." read more.
This testimony is true. Therefore sternly denounce them, that they may be robust in their faith, and not give attention to Jewish legends and the maxims of men who turn their backs on the truth. To the pure everything is pure; but to the polluted and unbelieving nothing is pure, but on the contrary their very minds and consciences are polluted.

Conscience » Of the wicked, seared

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

Conscience » Suffer patiently for

1 Peter 2:19

For it is an acceptable thing with God, if, from a sense of duty to Him, a man patiently submits to wrong, when treated unjustly.

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

Conscience » Guilty » The psalmist

Conscience » Guilty » Pharaoh

Conscience » Submit to authority for

Romans 13:5

We must obey therefore, not only in order to escape punishment, but also for conscience' sake.

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

Conscience » Instances of » Of joab, for numbering israel

Conscience » Instances of » Of the lepers of samaria

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

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

Conscience » Guilty » Belshazzar

Conscience » Of the wicked, defiled

Conscience » Instances of » Judas iscariot

Matthew 27:3-5

Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He was condemned, smitten with remorse he brought back the thirty shekels to the High Priests and Elders and said, "I have sinned, in betraying to death one who is innocent." "What does that matter to us?" they replied; it is your business." Flinging the shekels into the Sanctuary he left the place, and went and hanged himself.

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

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

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

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

Conscience » Guilty » The scribes and pharisees

John 8:9

They listened to Him, and then, beginning with the eldest, took their departure, one by one, till all were gone. And Jesus was left behind alone--and the woman in the centre of the court.

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

John 8:9

They listened to Him, and then, beginning with the eldest, took their departure, one by one, till all were gone. And Jesus was left behind alone--and the woman in the centre of the court.

Conscience » Instances of » Of pharaoh, after the plagues

Conscience » Instances of » Of micah, after stealing

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

Conscience » Faithful » Refusing » Meat » Wine

Good » Conscience

Man » Possessed of » Conscience

Romans 2:15

since they exhibit proof that a knowledge of the conduct which the Law requires is engraven on their hearts, while their consciences also bear witness to the Law, and their thoughts, as if in mutual discussion, accuse them or perhaps maintain their innocence--

Money » Conscience

Matthew 27:3

Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He was condemned, smitten with remorse he brought back the thirty shekels to the High Priests and Elders

Topics on Conscience

Bad Consciences

Titus 1:15-16

To the pure everything is pure; but to the polluted and unbelieving nothing is pure, but on the contrary their very minds and consciences are polluted.

Consciences, Description Of

Acts 23:1

Then Paul, fixing a steady gaze on the Sanhedrin, said, "Brethren, it is with a perfectly clear conscience that I have discharged my duties before God up to this day."

Consciences, In Decision Making

Romans 14:6

He who regards the day as sacred, so regards it for the Master's sake; and he who eats certain food eats it for the Master's sake, for he gives thanks to God; and he who refrains from eating it refrains for the Master's sake, and he also gives thanks to God.

Corrupted Consciences

Titus 1:15-16

To the pure everything is pure; but to the polluted and unbelieving nothing is pure, but on the contrary their very minds and consciences are polluted.

Guilty Consciences

John 8:7-11

When however they persisted with their question, He raised His head and said to them, "Let the sinless man among you be the first to throw a stone at her."