'Conscience' in the Bible
Didn’t he himself say to me, ‘She is my sister’? And she herself said, ‘He is my brother.’ I did this with a clear conscience and clean hands.”
Then God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know that you did this with a clear conscience. I have also kept you from sinning against Me. Therefore I have not let you touch her.
Afterward, David’s conscience bothered him because he had cut off the corner of Saul’s robe.
there will not be remorse or a troubled conscience for my lord because of needless bloodshed or my lord’s revenge. And when the Lord does good things for my lord, may you remember me your servant.”
David’s conscience troubled him after he had taken a census of the troops. He said to the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in what I’ve done. Now, Lord, because I’ve been very foolish, please take away Your servant’s guilt.”
I will cling to my righteousness and never let it go.My conscience will not accuse me as long as I live!
I will praise the Lord who counsels me—even at night my conscience instructs me.
With her many persuasions she caused him to yield;With her flattering lips she seduced him.
A man who is burdened with the guilt of human blood (murder)Will be a fugitive until death; let no one support him or give him refuge.
You planted them, and they have taken root.They have grown and produced fruit.You are ever on their lips,but far from their conscience.
"I hate divorce," says the Lord God of Israel, "and the one who is guilty of violence," says the Lord who rules over all. "Pay attention to your conscience, and do not be unfaithful."
But if your eye is bad [spiritually blind], your whole body will be full of darkness [devoid of God’s precepts]. So if the [very] light inside you [your inner self, your heart, your conscience] is darkness, how great and terrible is that darkness!
The eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is clear [spiritually perceptive, focused on God], your whole body also is full of light [benefiting from God’s precepts]. But when it is bad [spiritually blind], your body also is full of darkness [devoid of God’s word].
And they which 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 standing in the midst.
And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.
And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.
Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
What shall we say then? is the law sin? Far be the thought. But I had not known sin, unless by law: for I had not had conscience also of lust unless the law had said, Thou shalt not lust;
I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
Do not, for the sake of food, tear down the work of God. All things indeed are [ceremonially] clean, but they are wrong for the person who eats and offends [another’s conscience in the process].
It is good [to do the right thing and] not eat meat or drink wine, or do anything that offends your brother and weakens him spiritually.
But he who is uncertain [about eating a particular thing] is condemned if he eats, because he is not acting from faith. Whatever is not from faith is sin [whatever is done with doubt is sinful].
For my conscience is clear, but that does not vindicate me. It is the Lord who examines me.
Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.
For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;
But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:
If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.
But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof:
Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience?
For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
So then, my dear ones, just as you have always obeyed [my instructions with enthusiasm], not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation [that is, cultivate it, bring it to full effect, actively pursue spiritual maturity] with awe-inspired fear and trembling [using serious caution and critical self-evaluation to avoid anything that might offend God or discredit the name of Christ].
Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;
Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.
For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
And by this we will know that we are of the truth and will convince our conscience in his presence,
that if our conscience condemns us, that God is greater than our conscience and knows all things.
Dear friends, if our conscience does not condemn us, we have confidence in the presence of God,
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