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Theasaurus: Conscience

47 Bible Verses about conscience

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Romans 2:15

who do shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also witnessing with them, and between one another the thoughts accusing or else defending,

1 Corinthians 10:29

and conscience, I say, not of thyself, but of the other, for why is it that my liberty is judged by another's conscience?

Romans 13:5

Wherefore it is necessary to be subject, not only because of the wrath, but also because of the conscience,

1 Corinthians 10:28

and if any one may say to you, 'This is a thing sacrificed to an idol,' -- do not eat, because of that one who shewed it, and of the conscience, for the Lord's is the earth and its fulness:

1 Corinthians 10:27

and if any one of the unbelieving do call you, and ye wish to go, all that is set before you eat, nothing inquiring, because of the conscience;

1 Corinthians 10:25

Whatever in the meat-market is sold eat ye, not inquiring, because of the conscience,

1 Corinthians 8:10

for if any one may see thee that hast knowledge in an idol's temple reclining at meat -- shall not his conscience -- he being infirm -- be emboldened to eat the things sacrificed to idols,

1 Corinthians 4:4

for of nothing to myself have I been conscious, but not in this have I been declared right -- and he who is discerning me is the Lord:

Romans 14:2

one doth believe that he may eat all things -- and he who is weak doth eat herbs;

Hebrews 10:2

since, would they not have ceased to be offered, because of those serving having no more conscience of sins, having once been purified?

1 Corinthians 8:12

and thus sinning in regard to the brethren, and smiting their weak conscience -- in regard to Christ ye sin;

Hebrews 9:9

which is a simile in regard to the present time, in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered, which are not able, in regard to conscience, to make perfect him who is serving,

2 Corinthians 5:11

having known, therefore, the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, and to God we are manifested, and I hope also in your consciences to have been manifested;

1 Corinthians 8:7

but not in all men is the knowledge, and certain with conscience of the idol, till now, as a thing sacrificed to an idol do eat it, and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us, for we trust that we have a good conscience, in all things willing to behave well,

1 John 3:20

because if our heart may condemn -- because greater is God than our heart, and He doth know all things.

Romans 1:19

Because that which is known of God is manifest among them, for God did manifest it to them,

Acts 23:1

And Paul having earnestly beheld the sanhedrim, said, 'Men, brethren, I in all good conscience have lived to God unto this day;'

Romans 2:14

For, when nations that have not a law, by nature may do the things of the law, these not having a law -- to themselves are a law;

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Conscience » Guilty

Job 15:24

Terrify him do adversity and distress, They prevail over him As a king ready for a boaster.

Hebrews 10:26-27

For we -- wilfully sinning after the receiving the full knowledge of the truth -- no more for sins doth there remain a sacrifice, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment, and fiery zeal, about to devour the opposers;

Mark 6:14

And the king Herod heard, (for his name became public,) and he said -- 'John the Baptist out of the dead was raised, and because of this the mighty powers are working in him.'

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas -- he who delivered him up -- having seen that he was condemned, having repented, brought back the thirty silverlings to the chief priests, and to the elders, saying, I did sin, having delivered up innocent blood;' and they said, 'What -- to us? thou shalt see!' and having cast down the silverlings in the sanctuary, he departed, and having gone away, he did strangle himself.

Conscience » A good conscience

Conscience » General references to

Acts 23:1

And Paul having earnestly beheld the sanhedrim, said, 'Men, brethren, I in all good conscience have lived to God unto this day;'

Romans 2:15

who do shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also witnessing with them, and between one another the thoughts accusing or else defending,

Romans 13:5

Wherefore it is necessary to be subject, not only because of the wrath, but also because of the conscience,

Conscience » Dead

Ephesians 4:17-19

This, then, I say, and I testify in the Lord; ye are no more to walk, as also the other nations walk, in the vanity of their mind, being darkened in the understanding, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart, who, having ceased to feel, themselves did give up to the lasciviousness, for the working of all uncleanness in greediness;

Jeremiah 6:15

They were ashamed when they did abomination! Yea, they are not at all ashamed, Yea, blushing they have not known, Therefore they do fall among those falling, In the time I have inspected them, They stumble, said Jehovah.

Conscience » Accuses of sin

Genesis 42:21

And they say one unto another, 'Verily we are guilty concerning our brother, because we saw the distress of his soul, in his making supplication unto us, and we did not hearken: therefore hath this distress come upon us.'

2 Samuel 24:10

And the heart of David smiteth him, after that he hath numbered the people, and David saith unto Jehovah, 'I have sinned greatly in that which I have done, and now, O Jehovah, cause to pass away, I pray Thee, the iniquity of Thy servant, for I have acted very foolishly.'

Matthew 27:3

Then Judas -- he who delivered him up -- having seen that he was condemned, having repented, brought back the thirty silverlings to the chief priests, and to the elders, saying,

Conscience » We should have the approval of

Conscience » The blood of Christ alone can purify

Hebrews 10:2-10

since, would they not have ceased to be offered, because of those serving having no more conscience of sins, having once been purified? but in those sacrifices is a remembrance of sins every year, for it is impossible for blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. read more.
Wherefore, coming into the world, he saith, 'Sacrifice and offering Thou didst not will, and a body Thou didst prepare for me, in burnt-offerings, and concerning sin-offerings, Thou didst not delight, then I said, Lo, I come, (in a volume of the book it hath been written concerning me,) to do, O God, Thy will;' saying above -- 'Sacrifice, and offering, and burnt-offerings, and concerning sin-offering Thou didst not will, nor delight in,' -- which according to the law are offered -- then he said, 'Lo, I come to do, O God, Thy will;' he doth take away the first that the second he may establish; in the which will we are having been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once,

Conscience » Of saints, pure and good

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us, for we trust that we have a good conscience, in all things willing to behave well,

Conscience » Ministers should commend themselves to that of their people

2 Corinthians 5:11

having known, therefore, the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, and to God we are manifested, and I hope also in your consciences to have been manifested;

Conscience » Of others, not to be offended

1 Corinthians 10:28-32

and if any one may say to you, 'This is a thing sacrificed to an idol,' -- do not eat, because of that one who shewed it, and of the conscience, for the Lord's is the earth and its fulness: and conscience, I say, not of thyself, but of the other, for why is it that my liberty is judged by another's conscience? and if I thankfully do partake, why am I evil spoken of, for that for which I give thanks? read more.
Whether, then, ye eat, or drink, or do anything, do all to the glory of God; become offenceless, both to Jews and Greeks, and to the assembly 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 a second time a cock crew, and Peter remembered the saying that Jesus said to him -- 'Before a cock crow twice, thou mayest deny me thrice;' and having thought thereon -- he was weeping.

Conscience » Witnesses in man

Romans 2:15

who do shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also witnessing with them, and between one another the thoughts accusing or else defending,

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

Psalm 40:11-12

Thou, O Jehovah, restrainest not Thy mercies from me, Thy kindness and Thy truth do continually keep me. For compassed me have evils innumerable, Overtaken me have mine iniquities, And I have not been able to see; They have been more than the hairs of my head, And my heart hath forsaken me.

Conscience » Without spiritual illumination, a false guide

Acts 26:9

I, indeed, therefore, thought with myself, that against the name of Jesus of Nazareth it behoved me many things to do,

Acts 23:1

And Paul having earnestly beheld the sanhedrim, said, 'Men, brethren, I in all good conscience have lived to God unto this day;'

Conscience » Guilty » -ezra

Ezra 9:6

and say, 'O my God, I have been ashamed, and have blushed to lift up, O my God, my face unto Thee, for our iniquities have increased over the head, and our guilt hath become great unto the heavens.

Job 15:21

A fearful voice is in his ears, In peace doth a destroyer come to him.

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

Acts 4:19-20

and Peter and John answering unto them said, 'Whether it is righteous before God to hearken to you rather than to God, judge ye; for we cannot but speak what we did see and hear.'

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

Luke 9:7

And Herod the tetrarch heard of all the things being done by him, and was perplexed, because it was said by certain, that John hath been raised out of the dead;

Matthew 14:2

and said to his servants, 'This is John the Baptist, he did rise from the dead, and because of this the mighty energies are working in him.'

Conscience » Instances of » Of joseph's brethren

Genesis 42:21

And they say one unto another, 'Verily we are guilty concerning our brother, because we saw the distress of his soul, in his making supplication unto us, and we did not hearken: therefore hath this distress come upon us.'

Genesis 44:16

And Judah saith, 'What do we say to my lord? what do we speak? and what -- do we justify ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants; lo, we are servants to my lord, both we, and he in whose hand the cup hath been found;'

Conscience » The conscience witnessing

Romans 2:14-15

For, when nations that have not a law, by nature may do the things of the law, these not having a law -- to themselves are a law; who do shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also witnessing with them, and between one another the thoughts accusing or else defending,

Conscience » Guilty » Joseph's brethren

Genesis 42:21

And they say one unto another, 'Verily we are guilty concerning our brother, because we saw the distress of his soul, in his making supplication unto us, and we did not hearken: therefore hath this distress come upon us.'

Conscience » Whose conscience is defiled

Titus 1:10-15

for there are many both insubordinate, vain-talkers, and mind-deceivers -- especially they of the circumcision -- whose mouth it behoveth to stop, who whole households do overturn, teaching what things it behoveth not, for filthy lucre's sake. A certain one of them, a prophet of their own, said -- 'Cretans! always liars, evil beasts, lazy bellies!' read more.
this testimony is true; for which cause convict them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, not giving heed to Jewish fables and commands of men, turning themselves away from the truth; all things, indeed, are pure to the pure, and to the defiled and unstedfast is nothing pure, but of them defiled are even the mind and the conscience;

Conscience » Of the wicked, seared

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

1 Kings 13:29-32

And the prophet taketh up the carcase of the man of God, and placeth it on the ass, and bringeth it back, and the old prophet cometh in unto the city to mourn and to bury him, and he placeth his carcase in his own grave, and they mourn for him, 'Oh, my brother!' And it cometh to pass, after his burying him, that he speaketh unto his sons, saying, 'At my death -- ye have buried me in the burying-place in which the man of God is buried; near his bones place my bones; read more.
for the word certainly cometh to pass that he called by the word of Jehovah concerning the altar which is Beth-El, and concerning all the houses of the high places that are in cities of Samaria.'

Conscience » Suffer patiently for

1 Peter 2:19

for this is gracious, if because of conscience toward God any one doth endure sorrows, suffering unrighteously;

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

Genesis 12:18-19

And Pharaoh calleth for Abram, and saith, 'What is this thou hast done to me? why hast thou not declared to me that she is thy wife? Why hast thou said, She is my sister, and I take her to myself for a wife? and now, lo, thy wife, take and go.'

Conscience » Guilty » The psalmist

Psalm 40:12

For compassed me have evils innumerable, Overtaken me have mine iniquities, And I have not been able to see; They have been more than the hairs of my head, And my heart hath forsaken me.

Conscience » Guilty » Pharaoh

Exodus 9:27

And Pharaoh sendeth, and calleth for Moses and for Aaron, and saith unto them, 'I have sinned this time, Jehovah is the Righteous, and I and my people are the Wicked,

Conscience » Submit to authority for

Romans 13:5

Wherefore it is necessary to be subject, not only because of the wrath, but also because of the conscience,

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

Genesis 33:1-12

And Jacob lifteth up his eyes, and looketh, and lo, Esau is coming, and with him four hundred men; and he divideth the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two maid-servants; and he setteth the maid-servants and their children first, and Leah and her children behind, and Rachel and Joseph last. And he himself passed over before them, and boweth himself to the earth seven times, until his drawing nigh unto his brother, read more.
and Esau runneth to meet him, and embraceth him, and falleth on his neck, and kisseth him, and they weep; and he lifteth up his eyes, and seeth the women and the children, and saith, 'What are these to thee?' And he saith, 'The children with whom God hath favoured thy servant.' And the maid-servants draw nigh, they and their children, and bow themselves; and Leah also draweth nigh, and her children, and they bow themselves; and afterwards Joseph hath drawn nigh with Rachel, and they bow themselves. And he saith, 'What to thee is all this camp which I have met?' and he saith, 'To find grace in the eyes of my lord.' And Esau saith, 'I have abundance, my brother, let it be to thyself that which thou hast.' And Jacob saith, 'Nay, I pray thee, if, I pray thee, I have found grace in thine eyes, then thou hast received my present from my hand, because that I have seen thy face, as the seeing of the face of God, and thou art pleased with me; receive, I pray thee, my blessing, which is brought to thee, because God hath favoured me, and because I have all things;' and he presseth on him, and he receiveth, and saith, 'Let us journey and go on, and I go on before thee.'

Conscience » Instances of » Of joab, for numbering israel

1 Chronicles 21:1-7

And there standeth up an adversary against Israel, and persuadeth David to number Israel, And David saith unto Joab, and unto the heads of the people, 'Go, number Israel from Beer-Sheba even unto Dan, and bring unto me, and I know their number.' And Joab saith, 'Jehovah doth add to His people as they are a hundred times; are they not, my lord, O king, all of them to my lord for servants? why doth my lord seek this? why is he for a cause of guilt to Israel?' read more.
And the word of the king is severe against Joab, and Joab goeth out, and goeth up and down in all Israel, and cometh in to Jerusalem. And Joab giveth the account of the numbering of the people unto David, and all Israel is a thousand thousand and a hundred thousand, each drawing sword, and Judah is four hundred and seventy thousand, each drawing sword. And Levi and Benjamin he hath not numbered in their midst, for the word of the king was abominable with Joab. And it is evil in the eyes of God concerning this thing, and He smiteth Israel,

Conscience » Instances of » Of the lepers of samaria

2 Kings 7:8-10

And these lepers come in unto the extremity of the camp, and come in unto one tent, and eat, and drink, and lift up thence silver, and gold, and garments, and go and hide; and they turn back and go in unto another tent, and lift up thence, and go and hide. And they say one unto another, 'We are not doing right this day; a day of tidings it is, and we are keeping silent; and -- we have waited till the light of the morning, then hath punishment found us; and now, come and we go in and declare to the house of the king.' And they come in, and call unto the gatekeeper of the city, and declare for themselves, saying, 'We have come in unto the camp of Aram, and lo, there is not there a man, or sound of man, but the bound horse, and the bound ass, and tents as they are.'

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

Genesis 26:9-11

And Abimelech calleth for Isaac, and saith, 'Lo, she is surely thy wife; and how hast thou said, She is my sister?' and Isaac saith unto him, 'Because I said, Lest I die for her.' And Abimelech saith, 'What is this thou hast done to us? as a little thing one of the people had lain with thy wife, and thou hadst brought upon us guilt;' and Abimelech commandeth all the people, saying, 'He who cometh against this man or against his wife, dying doth die.'

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

Genesis 39:7-12

And it cometh to pass after these things, that his lord's wife lifteth up her eyes unto Joseph, and saith, 'Lie with me;' and he refuseth, and saith unto his lord's wife, 'Lo, my lord hath not known what is with me in the house, and all that he hath he hath given into my hand; none is greater in this house than I, and he hath not withheld from me anything, except thee, because thou art his wife; and how shall I do this great evil? -- then have I sinned against God.' read more.
And it cometh to pass at her speaking unto Joseph day by day, that he hath not hearkened unto her, to lie near her, to be with her; and it cometh to pass about this day, that he goeth into the house to do his work, and there is none of the men of the house there in the house, and she catcheth him by his garment, saying, 'Lie with me;' and he leaveth his garment in her hand, and fleeth, and goeth without.

Conscience » Guilty » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:6

then the king's countenance hath changed, and his thoughts do trouble him, and the joints of his loins are loosed, and his knees are smiting one against another.

Conscience » Of the wicked, defiled

Conscience » Instances of » Judas iscariot

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas -- he who delivered him up -- having seen that he was condemned, having repented, brought back the thirty silverlings to the chief priests, and to the elders, saying, I did sin, having delivered up innocent blood;' and they said, 'What -- to us? thou shalt see!' and having cast down the silverlings in the sanctuary, he departed, and having gone away, he did strangle himself.

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

2 Samuel 24:10

And the heart of David smiteth him, after that he hath numbered the people, and David saith unto Jehovah, 'I have sinned greatly in that which I have done, and now, O Jehovah, cause to pass away, I pray Thee, the iniquity of Thy servant, for I have acted very foolishly.'

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

Genesis 3:7-8

and the eyes of them both are opened, and they know that they are naked, and they sew fig-leaves, and make to themselves girdles. And they hear the sound of Jehovah God walking up and down in the garden at the breeze of the day, and the man and his wife hide themselves from the face of Jehovah God in the midst of the trees of the garden.

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

1 Samuel 24:5

And it cometh to pass afterwards that the heart of David smiteth him, because that he hath cut off the skirt which is on Saul,

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

Genesis 31:39

the torn I have not brought in unto thee -- I, I repay it -- from my hand thou dost seek it; I have been deceived by day, and I have been deceived by night;

Conscience » Guilty » The scribes and pharisees

John 8:9

and they having heard, and by the conscience being convicted, were going forth one by one, having begun from the elders -- unto the last; and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

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

John 8:9

and they having heard, and by the conscience being convicted, were going forth one by one, having begun from the elders -- unto the last; and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

Conscience » Instances of » Of pharaoh, after the plagues

Exodus 9:27

And Pharaoh sendeth, and calleth for Moses and for Aaron, and saith unto them, 'I have sinned this time, Jehovah is the Righteous, and I and my people are the Wicked,

Conscience » Instances of » Of micah, after stealing

Judges 17:2

and he saith to his mother, 'The eleven hundred silverlings which have been taken of thine, and of which thou hast sworn, and also spoken in mine ears; lo, the silver is with me, I have taken it;' and his mother saith, 'Blessed is my son of Jehovah.'

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

Nehemiah 5:15

the former governors who are before me have made themselves heavy on the people, and take of them in bread and wine, besides in silver forty shekels; also, their servants have ruled over the people -- and I have not done so, because of the fear of God.

Conscience » Faithful » Refusing » Meat » Wine

Daniel 1:8

And Daniel purposeth in his heart that he will not pollute himself with the king's portion of food, and with the wine of his drinking, and he seeketh of the chief of the eunuchs that he may not pollute himself.

Good » Conscience

Man » Possessed of » Conscience

Romans 2:15

who do shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also witnessing with them, and between one another the thoughts accusing or else defending,

Money » Conscience

Judges 17:2

and he saith to his mother, 'The eleven hundred silverlings which have been taken of thine, and of which thou hast sworn, and also spoken in mine ears; lo, the silver is with me, I have taken it;' and his mother saith, 'Blessed is my son of Jehovah.'

Matthew 27:3

Then Judas -- he who delivered him up -- having seen that he was condemned, having repented, brought back the thirty silverlings to the chief priests, and to the elders, saying,

Topics on Conscience

Bad Consciences

Titus 1:15-16

all things, indeed, are pure to the pure, and to the defiled and unstedfast is nothing pure, but of them defiled are even the mind and the conscience;

Consciences, Description Of

Acts 23:1

And Paul having earnestly beheld the sanhedrim, said, 'Men, brethren, I in all good conscience have lived to God unto this day;'

Consciences, In Decision Making

Romans 14:6

He who is regarding the day, to the Lord he doth regard it, and he who is not regarding the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He who is eating, to the Lord he doth eat, for he doth give thanks to God; and he who is not eating, to the Lord he doth not eat, and doth give thanks to God.

Corrupted Consciences

Titus 1:15-16

all things, indeed, are pure to the pure, and to the defiled and unstedfast is nothing pure, but of them defiled are even the mind and the conscience;

Guilty Consciences

Genesis 42:21

And they say one unto another, 'Verily we are guilty concerning our brother, because we saw the distress of his soul, in his making supplication unto us, and we did not hearken: therefore hath this distress come upon us.'