Biblical Concept: Man, The Immaterial Part


Image / likeness of God - Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 5:1-3, Genesis 9:6, 1 Corinthians 11:7, Romans 8:29, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Ephesians 4:24, Colossians 3:10, James 3:9,


Breath of Life - Genesis 2:7, Genesis 6:17, Job 33:4, Ezekiel 37:5-6, Daniel 5:23, Acts 17:25, Ecclesiastes 3:21, Revelation 11:11,


Inner man - Ephesians 3:16, Romans 7:22, 2 Corinthians 4:16, Proverbs 20:27,


Soul (863 occurrences of yuch, and vp,n<) - Genesis 2:7 (cp. 2:19 “living creature”), 1 Corinthians 15:45, Ephesians 6:6, Philippians 1:27, Colossians 3:23, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 4:12, 1 Peter 1:9, Peter 1:22, 1 Peter 2:11, 2 Peter 2:8, 2 Peter 2:14, 3 John 1:2, Revelation 6:9, Matthew 16:26-27, Mark 12:30, Psalm 49:7-9, Luke 12:16-21, Deuteronomy 6:5, Psalm 54:4*,


Spirit (757 occurrences of pneu/ma and x;Wr) - Psalm 104:29-30, Zechariah 12:1, Isaiah 42:5, Job 34:14-15, Proverbs 15:4, Proverbs 16:32, Proverbs 17:22, Proverbs 18:14, Proverbs 20:27, Ecclesiastes 12:7, Romans 8:10, Romans 8:16, Romans 12:11, 1 Corinthians 2:11, 1 Corinthians 2:14, 1 Corinthians 14:14-15, 1 Corinthians 16:18, 2 Corinthians 2:13, 2 Corinthians 7:1, 2 Corinthians 7:13, Galatians 6:18, Ephesians 1:17, Ephesians 4:23, Philippians 4:23, 2 Timothy 1:7, James 2:26, 1 Peter 3:18 (see verse 19), 1 Peter 4:6, Ephesians 3:16.


Heart (764 occurrences of kardi,a and ble) - Genesis 6:5-6, 1 Peter 3:4, Genesis 8:21, Proverbs 2:2, Proverbs 2:10, Proverbs 3:1, Proverbs 3:3, Proverbs 3:5, Proverbs 4:23, Proverbs 5:12, Proverbs 6:14, Proverbs 6:18, Proverbs 6:21, Proverbs 7:3, Proverbs 10:8, Proverbs 10:20, Proverbs 12:25, Proverbs 13:12, Proverbs 14:30, Proverbs 14:33, Proverbs 15:13, Proverbs 15:15, Proverbs 15:30, Proverbs 16:1, Proverbs 16:23, Proverbs 17:3, Proverbs 17:22, Proverbs 19:3, Proverbs 19:21, Proverbs 20:9, Proverbs 22:15, Proverbs 24:12, Proverbs 28:14, Proverbs 28:26, Ecclesiastes 1:17 (mind = ble = heart), Ecclesiastes 2:10, Ecclesiastes 3:11, Ecclesiastes 5:20, Ecclesiastes 7:3, Ecclesiastes 7:4 (mind = ble = heart), Ecclesiastes 8:11, Ecclesiastes 9:3, Ecclesiastes 9:7, Ecclesiastes 10:2, Psalm 7:9, Psalm 14:1, Psalm 19:8, Psalm 26:2, Psalm 33:11, Psalm 33:15, Psalm 34:18 Psalm 37:31, Psalm 38:10, Psalm 49:3, Psalm 51:10, Psalm 51:17, Psalm 53:1, Psalm 55:21, Psalm 66:18, Psalm 78:8, Psalm 78:37, Psalm 81:12, Psalm 83:5, Psalm 84:2, Psalm 94:15 Psalm 105:3 Psalm 107:12 Psalm 112:7 Psalm 119:2 Psalm 119:10 Psalm 119:11, Psalm 119:34, Psalm 140:2, Psalm 143:4, Ephesians 3:17*, 2 Corinthians 4:6, Philippians 4:7, Colossians 3:15, 1 Peter 3:15,


Mind - See the Biblical Concept: Mind


Volition / Free will - See the Biblical Concept: The will of Man


Consciousness - Proverbs 20:27, Genesis 2:7,


Thoughts / thinking – See the Biblical Concept: Thought, Thinking





Sin nature - See the Biblical Concept: Sin Nature


Conscience - 1 Timothy 1:5, Romans 2:15, Titus 1:15, Hebrews 10:22, 1 Peter 2:19, 1 Peter 3:21,


Indwelling God - John 14:23, Romans 8:9, 11, 16; 1 Corinthians 6:19, 1 John 4:11-16, Psalm 54:4, Ephesians 3:17, 1 Jo. 2:24, 3:24, and Eph. 3:16-19. See the Biblical Concept: Divine Dwelling.

*          Note the similarity of this visual representation of the immaterial man, the real man, the image of God man, with the God of the Bible Chart.  Then note the Biblical Concept: Divine Dwelling. 

                At the point eternal salvation, the Holy Spirit permanently indwells the human’s inner man, resuscitating the dead spirit. Compare Ephesians 2:1-5 with 1 Corinthians 2:10-14.  It would appear, then, that the Holy Spirit indwells with an emphasis on the human’s spirit. Romans 8:16 says; “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God”

                Of Jesus Christ,  Ephesians 3:17 says: “so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love.”  It would appear that the Lord Jesus Christ makes His abode (John 14:23) with a focus on the heart of the believer? 

                By a process of elimination, (Note this statement in Psalm 54:4: “Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.” Also, note 1 Thessalonians 5:23.) perhaps the Father’s abode in the Believer has an emphasis on the soul?



Image / likeness of God


NAS Genesis 1:26 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."


NAS Genesis 5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day when God created man, He made him in the likeness of God. 2 He created them male and female, and He blessed them and named them Man in the day when they were created. 3 When Adam had lived one hundred and thirty years, he became the father of a son in his own likeness, according to his image, and named him Seth.


NAS Genesis 9:6 "Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.


NAS 1 Corinthians 11:7 For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man.


NAS Romans 8:29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first-born among many brethren;


NAS 2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.


NAS Ephesians 4:24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.


NAS Colossians 3:10 and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him


NAS James 3:9 With it we bless our Lord and Father; and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God;


Breath of Life


NAS Genesis 2:7 Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.


NAS Genesis 6:17 "And behold, I, even I am bringing the flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall perish.


NAS Job 33:4 "The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.


NAS Ezekiel 37:5 "Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones, 'Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life. 6 'And I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin, and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the LORD.' "


NAS Daniel 5:23 but you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of His house before you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines have been drinking wine from them; and you have praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which do not see, hear or understand. But the God in whose hand are your life-breath and your ways, you have not glorified.


NAS Acts 17:25 neither is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all life and breath and all things;


NAS Ecclesiastes 3:21 Who knows that the breath of man ascends upward and the breath of the beast descends downward to the earth?


NAS Revelation 11:11 And after the three and a half days the breath of life from God came into them, and they stood on their feet; and great fear fell upon those who were beholding them.


Inner man


NAS Ephesians 3:16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man;


NAS Romans 7:22 For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man,


NAS 2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.


NAS Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the innermost parts of his being.


Soul (parentheses are mine)


NAS Genesis 2:7 Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being (soul).


NAS Genesis 2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature (soul), that was its name.


NAS 1 Corinthians 15:45 So also it is written, "The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.


NAS Ephesians 6:6 not by way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart (soul).


NAS Philippians 1:27 Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ; so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind (soul) striving together for the faith of the gospel;


NAS Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, do your work heartily (soul), as for the Lord rather than for men;


NAS 1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.


NAS Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.


NAS 1 Peter 1:9 obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.


NAS 1 Peter 1:22 Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,


NAS 1 Peter 2:11 Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts, which wage war against the soul.


NAS 2 Peter 2:8 (for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day with their lawless deeds),


NAS 2 Peter 2:14 having eyes full of adultery and that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;


NAS 3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.


NAS Revelation 6:9 And when He broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained;


NAS Matthew 16:26 "For what will a man be profited, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 27 "For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and WILL THEN RECOMPENSE EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS.




NAS Psalm 49:7 No man can by any means redeem his brother, Or give to God a ransom for him-- 8 For the redemption of his soul is costly, And he should cease trying forever-- 9 That he should live on eternally; That he should not undergo decay.


NAS Luke 12:16 And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a certain rich man was very productive. 17 "And he began reasoning to himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?' 18 "And he said, 'This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 'And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."' 20 "But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?' 21 "So is the man who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."


NAS Deuteronomy 6:5 "And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.


NAS Psalm 54:4 Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.




NAS Psalm 104:29 Thou dost hide Thy face, they are dismayed; Thou dost take away their spirit, they expire, And return to their dust. 30 Thou dost send forth Thy Spirit, they are created; And Thou dost renew the face of the ground.


NAS Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD concerning Israel. Thus declares the LORD who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him,


NAS Isaiah 42:5 Thus says God the LORD, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread out the earth and its offspring, Who gives breath to the people on it, And spirit to those who walk in it,


NAS Job 34:14 "If He should determine to do so, If He should gather to Himself His spirit and His breath, 15 All flesh would perish together, And man would return to dust.


NAS Proverbs 15:4 A soothing tongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it crushes the spirit.


NAS Proverbs 16:32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.


NAS Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.


NAS Proverbs 18:14 The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But a broken spirit who can bear?


NAS Ecclesiastes 12:7 then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.


NAS Romans 8:10 And if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness.


NAS Romans 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,


NAS Romans 12:11 not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;


NAS 1 Corinthians 2:11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man, which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.


NAS 1 Corinthians 2:14 But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.


NAS 1 Corinthians 14:14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. 15 What is the outcome then? I shall pray with the spirit and I shall pray with the mind also; I shall sing with the spirit and I shall sing with the mind also.


NAS 1 Corinthians 16:18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men.


NAS 2 Corinthians 2:13 I had no rest for my spirit, not finding Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I went on to Macedonia.


NAS 2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.


NAS 2 Corinthians 7:13 For this reason we have been comforted. And besides our comfort, we rejoiced even much more for the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by you all.


NAS Galatians 6:18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.


NAS Ephesians 1:17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.


NAS Ephesians 4:23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind,


NAS Philippians 4:23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.


NAS 2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.


NAS James 2:26 For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.


NAS 1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;


NAS 1 Peter 3:19 in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison,


NAS 1 Peter 4:6 For the gospel has for this purpose been preached even to those who are dead, that though they are judged in the flesh as men, they may live in the spirit according to the will of God.


NAS Ephesians 3:16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man;




NAS Genesis 6:5 Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.


NAS 1 Peter 3:4 but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.


NAS Genesis 8:21 And the LORD smelled the soothing aroma; and the LORD said to Himself, "I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man's heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done.


NAS Proverbs 2:2 Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding;


NAS Proverbs 2:10 For wisdom will enter your heart, And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;


NAS Proverbs 3:1 My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments;


NAS Proverbs 4:23 Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.


NAS Proverbs 6:14 Who with perversity in his heart devises evil continually, Who spreads strife.


NAS Proverbs 6:18 A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil,


NAS Proverbs 10:8 The wise of heart will receive commands, But a babbling fool will be thrown down.


NAS Proverbs 10:20 The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver, The heart of the wicked is worth little.


NAS Proverbs 12:25 Anxiety in the heart of a man weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.


NAS Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.


NAS Proverbs 14:30 A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones.


NAS Proverbs 14:33 Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, But in the bosom of fools it is made known.


NAS Proverbs 15:13 A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.


NAS Proverbs 15:15 All the days of the afflicted are bad, But a cheerful heart has a continual feast.


NAS Proverbs 15:30 Bright eyes gladden the heart; Good news puts fat on the bones.


NAS Proverbs 16:1 The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.


NAS Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, And adds persuasiveness to his lips.


NAS Proverbs 17:3 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, But the LORD tests hearts.


NAS Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.


NAS Proverbs 19:3 The foolishness of man subverts his way, And his heart rages against the LORD.


NAS Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in a man's heart, But the counsel of the LORD, it will stand.


NAS Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, "I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin"?


NAS Proverbs 22:15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him.


NAS Proverbs 24:12 If you say, "See, we did not know this," Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul? And will He not render to man according to his work?


NAS Proverbs 28:14 How blessed is the man who fears always, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.


NAS Proverbs 28:26 He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But he who walks wisely will be delivered.


NAS Ecclesiastes 1:17 And I set my mind to know wisdom and to know madness and folly; I realized that this also is striving after wind.


NAS Ecclesiastes 2:10 And all that my eyes desired I did not refuse them. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure, for my heart was pleased because of all my labor and this was my reward for all my labor.


NAS Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.


NAS Ecclesiastes 5:20 For he will not often consider the years of his life, because God keeps him occupied with the gladness of his heart.


NAS Ecclesiastes 7:3 Sorrow is better than laughter, For when a face is sad a heart may be happy. 4 The mind of the wise is in the house of mourning, While the mind of fools is in the house of pleasure.


NAS Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil.


NAS Ecclesiastes 9:3 This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that there is one fate for all men. Furthermore, the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil, and insanity is in their hearts throughout their lives. Afterwards they go to the dead.


NAS Ecclesiastes 9:7 Go then, eat your bread in happiness, and drink your wine with a cheerful heart; for God has already approved your works.


NAS Ecclesiastes 10:2 A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him toward the left.


NAS Psalm 7:9 O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; For the righteous God tries the hearts and minds.


NAS Psalm 14:1 {For the choir director. A Psalm of David.} The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good.


NAS Psalm 19:8 The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.


NAS Psalm 26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my mind and my heart.


NAS Psalm 33:11 The counsel of the LORD stands forever, The plans of His heart from generation to generation.


NAS Psalm 33:15 He who fashions the hearts of them all, He who understands all their works.


NAS Psalm 34:18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, And saves those who are crushed in spirit.


NAS Psalm 37:31 The law of his God is in his heart; His steps do not slip.


NAS Psalm 38:10 My heart throbs, my strength fails me; And the light of my eyes, even that has gone from me.


NAS Psalm 49:3 My mouth will speak wisdom; And the meditation of my heart will be understanding.


NAS Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.


NAS Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.


NAS Psalm 53:1 {For the choir director; according to Mahalath. A Maskil of David.} The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God," They are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice; There is no one who does good.


NAS Psalm 55:21 His speech was smoother than butter, But his heart was war; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords.


NAS Psalm 66:18 If I regard wickedness in my heart, The Lord will not hear;


NAS Psalm 78:8 And not be like their fathers, A stubborn and rebellious generation, A generation that did not prepare its heart, And whose spirit was not faithful to God.


NAS Psalm 78:37 For their heart was not steadfast toward Him, Nor were they faithful in His covenant.


NAS Psalm 81:12 "So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices.


NAS Psalm 83:5 For they have conspired together with one mind; Against Thee do they make a covenant:


NAS Psalm 84:2 My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.


NAS Psalm 94:15 For judgment will again be righteous; And all the upright in heart will follow it.


NAS Psalm 105:3 Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.


NAS Psalm 107:12 Therefore He humbled their heart with labor; They stumbled and there was none to help.


NAS Psalm 112:7 He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.


NAS Psalm 119:2 How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart.


NAS Psalm 119:10 With all my heart I have sought Thee; Do not let me wander from Thy commandments.


NAS Psalm 119:11 Thy word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against Thee.


NAS Psalm 119:34 Give me understanding, that I may observe Thy law, And keep it with all my heart.


NAS Psalm 140:2 Who devise evil things in their hearts; They continually stir up wars.


NAS Psalm 143:4 Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; My heart is appalled within me.




NAS Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the innermost parts of his being.


NAS Genesis 2:7 Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.




NAS 1 Timothy 1:5 But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.


NAS Romans 2:15 in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness, and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them,


NAS Titus 1:15 To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.


NAS Hebrews 10:22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.


NAS 1 Peter 2:19 For this finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a man bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly.


NAS 1 Peter 3:21 And corresponding to that, baptism now saves you-- not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience-- through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,


Indwelling God


NAS John 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him, and make Our abode with him.


NAS Romans 8:9 However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.


NAS Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who indwells you.


NAS Romans 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,


NAS 1 Corinthians 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?


NAS 1 John 2:24 As for you, let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father.


NAS 1 John 3:24 And the one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And we know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.


NAS Ephesians 3:16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man; 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.