And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience that is [not troubled by a consciousness of sin] toward God and toward men.
And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day. And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth. Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whitewashed wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?
...because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. But this man (Jesus), after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having an high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts cleansed from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.