100 Bible Verses about Conscience

Romans 2:15 ESV / 873 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

Isaiah 30:21 ESV / 806 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.

Hebrews 10:22 ESV / 734 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.

1 Timothy 1:19 ESV / 699 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 690 helpful votes

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

Acts 23:1 ESV / 641 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.”

Titus 1:15 ESV / 602 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.

1 Peter 3:16 ESV / 594 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.

Hebrews 13:18 ESV / 578 helpful votes

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

Romans 14:1-23 ESV / 517 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. ...

Hebrews 9:14 ESV / 516 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.

Romans 13:5 ESV / 485 helpful votes

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

Romans 9:1 ESV / 467 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 463 helpful votes

Through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,

Acts 24:16 ESV / 437 helpful votes

So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 413 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 / 401 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,

2 Corinthians 1:12 ESV / 399 helpful votes

For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you.

1 John 2:27 ESV / 389 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.

1 Corinthians 8:7 ESV / 380 helpful votes

However, not all possess this knowledge. But some, through former association with idols, eat food as really offered to an idol, and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.

1 Timothy 3:9 ESV / 379 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 366 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.

Romans 2:14-15 ESV / 351 helpful votes

For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. 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

1 Peter 3:21 ESV / 343 helpful votes

Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

John 8:9 ESV / 319 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.

1 Peter 2:19 ESV / 318 helpful votes

For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly.

2 Corinthians 5:11 ESV / 308 helpful votes

Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience.

1 Corinthians 8:12 ESV / 308 helpful votes

Thus, sinning against your brothers and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ.

Job 27:6 ESV / 305 helpful votes

I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go; my heart does not reproach me for any of my days.

Romans 14:22 ESV / 298 helpful votes

The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for what he approves.

2 Corinthians 4:2 ESV / 295 helpful votes

But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God.

Romans 14:23 ESV / 292 helpful votes

But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith. For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.

1 Corinthians 8:10 ESV / 286 helpful votes

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 12:2 ESV / 276 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

1 John 3:21 ESV / 269 helpful votes

Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;

Hebrews 9:9 ESV / 269 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 Corinthians 4:4 ESV / 263 helpful votes

For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me.

Matthew 7:1-2 ESV / 254 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.

James 4:17 ESV / 253 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 20:27 ESV / 250 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 242 helpful votes

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

Romans 14:3 ESV / 238 helpful votes

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.

Romans 14:13 ESV / 228 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.

Hebrews 10:2 ESV / 224 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?

Romans 2:14 ESV / 217 helpful votes

For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law.

1 Corinthians 10:28 ESV / 212 helpful votes

But if someone says to you, “This has been offered in sacrifice,” then do not eat it, for the sake of the one who informed you, and for the sake of conscience—

1 Corinthians 8:1-13 ESV / 212 helpful votes

Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, he is known by God. Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence,” and that “there is no God but one.” For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”— ...

Romans 14:21 ESV / 210 helpful votes

It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 200 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Romans 14:5 ESV / 198 helpful votes

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.

Romans 14:14 ESV / 193 helpful votes

I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself, but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean.

Romans 14:2 ESV / 193 helpful votes

One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 189 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Colossians 2:8 ESV / 182 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.

2 Timothy 1:3 ESV / 180 helpful votes

I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.

Romans 14:20 ESV / 180 helpful votes

Do not, for the sake of food, destroy the work of God. Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for anyone to make another stumble by what he eats.

John 16:2 ESV / 179 helpful votes

They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.

1 Corinthians 8:8 ESV / 178 helpful votes

Food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do.

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 175 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:7 ESV / 172 helpful votes

For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot.

Romans 1:28-32 ESV / 171 helpful votes

And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God's righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

1 Corinthians 10:2 ESV / 170 helpful votes

And all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea,

Mark 2:8 ESV / 169 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?

1 Corinthians 8:2 ESV / 166 helpful votes

If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know.

Romans 8:16 ESV / 166 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 10:23 ESV / 164 helpful votes

I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.

John 14:26 ESV / 162 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.

Genesis 42:21 ESV / 154 helpful votes

Then they said to one another, “In truth we are guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he begged us and we did not listen. That is why this distress has come upon us.”

Romans 1:24 ESV / 152 helpful votes

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,

Romans 12:3 ESV / 149 helpful votes

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.

1 Corinthians 8:13 ESV / 148 helpful votes

Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.

1 Corinthians 8:3 ESV / 141 helpful votes

But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.

Romans 14:22-23 ESV / 137 helpful votes

The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for what he approves. But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith. For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.

1 Corinthians 4:2 ESV / 135 helpful votes

Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.

1 John 3:20 ESV / 134 helpful votes

For whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.

1 Corinthians 10:29 ESV / 132 helpful votes

I do not mean your conscience, but his. For why should my liberty be determined by someone else's conscience?

1 Timothy 1:3 ESV / 126 helpful votes

As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine,

Romans 2:2 ESV / 108 helpful votes

We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things.

Psalm 51:10 ESV / 108 helpful votes

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Romans 7:23 ESV / 107 helpful votes

But I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.

James 1:5 ESV / 106 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Romans 14:8 ESV / 103 helpful votes

For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.

Matthew 27:3 ESV / 102 helpful votes

Then when Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he changed his mind and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders,

Romans 14:16 ESV / 96 helpful votes

So do not let what you regard as good be spoken of as evil.

1 Corinthians 8:9 ESV / 94 helpful votes

But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.

Romans 14:19 ESV / 94 helpful votes

So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.

Genesis 26:10 ESV / 94 helpful votes

Abimelech said, “What is this you have done to us? One of the people might easily have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us.”

1 John 3:20-21 ESV / 88 helpful votes

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 1:28 ESV / 88 helpful votes

And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.

Acts 26:9 ESV / 83 helpful votes

“I myself was convinced that I ought to do many things in opposing the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

James 4:2 ESV / 77 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.

1 John 1:7 ESV / 71 helpful votes

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

Hebrews 5:14 ESV / 68 helpful votes

But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.

1 Corinthians 10:1-33 ESV / 64 helpful votes

For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ. Nevertheless, with most of them God was not pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness. ...

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 60 helpful votes

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Hebrews 12:11 ESV / 60 helpful votes

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Hebrews 12:5-10 ESV / 58 helpful votes

And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.” It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? ...

1 Samuel 24:5 ESV / 57 helpful votes

And afterward David's heart struck him, because he had cut off a corner of Saul's robe.

1 John 3:18-21 ESV / 54 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;

2 Samuel 24:10 ESV / 54 helpful votes

But David's heart struck him after he had numbered the people. And David said to the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. But now, O Lord, please take away the iniquity of your servant, for I have done very foolishly.”

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