47 Bible Verses about Conscience

Isaiah 30:21 ESV / 167 helpful votes

And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.

Romans 2:15 ESV / 131 helpful votes

They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them

Hebrews 10:22 ESV / 57 helpful votes

Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

1 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 47 helpful votes

The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

1 John 2:27 ESV / 38 helpful votes

But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.

Romans 14:1-23 ESV / 33 helpful votes

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.

1 Timothy 1:19 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Holding faith and a good conscience. By rejecting this, some have made shipwreck of their faith,

1 Peter 3:16 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 22 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 Timothy 4:1-2 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,

Romans 13:5 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience.

Titus 1:15 ESV / 16 helpful votes

To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled.

Matthew 7:1-2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

Colossians 2:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

Acts 23:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And looking intently at the council, Paul said, “Brothers, I have lived my life before God in all good conscience up to this day.”

Mark 2:8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them, “Why do you question these things in your hearts?

Hebrews 13:18 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.

Mark 12:28-31 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Romans 8:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,

Hebrews 9:14 ESV / 10 helpful votes

How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

John 14:26 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Hebrews 10:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have any consciousness of sins?

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Proverbs 20:27 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all his innermost parts.

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

2 Kings 4:8-16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

One day Elisha went on to Shunem, where a wealthy woman lived, who urged him to eat some food. So whenever he passed that way, he would turn in there to eat food. And she said to her husband, “Behold now, I know that this is a holy man of God who is continually passing our way. Let us make a small room on the roof with walls and put there for him a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp, so that whenever he comes to us, he can go in there.” One day he came there, and he turned into the chamber and rested there. And he said to Gehazi his servant, “Call this Shunammite.” When he had called her, she stood before him.

James 4:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.

Romans 9:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit—

Luke 13:1-35 ESV / 8 helpful votes

There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”

John 3:11-18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

Genesis 1:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

James 4:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

Ephesians 1:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,

Luke 10:8-9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you. Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’

1 John 3:18-21 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;

Romans 14:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.

John 8:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him.

Matthew 25:1-46 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept.

Psalm 16:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.

Hebrews 9:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

(which is symbolic for the present age). According to this arrangement, gifts and sacrifices are offered that cannot perfect the conscience of the worshiper,

1 Timothy 3:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.

1 Corinthians 8:9-10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. For if anyone sees you who have knowledge eating in an idol's temple, will he not be encouraged, if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols?

Romans 10:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

Job 38:41 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Who provides for the raven its prey, when its young ones cry to God for help, and wander about for lack of food?

Leviticus 19:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes

You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.

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