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35 Best Thanksgiving Bible Verses for Giving Thanks to God

There is so much to be thankful for this year. These Bible verses about Thanksgiving will help you focus on the true meaning of giving thanks and the blessings that come from having a heart of gratitude. 

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Everyone can agree that this year has been filled with stress, worry, and fear. In an unknown season how can we begin to feel gratitude and give thanks? In the midst of busyness and pressure of the thanksgiving season, let's pause and consider all that God has done and continues to do in our lives. We have collected our favorite Thanksgiving Bible verses to help fill your heart with thanks that overflows with a grateful attitude. Discover what the Bible says about giving thanks to God for the many blessings that we sometimes overlook.

We have a choice to give thanks and focus on seeing the blessings that surround us each day. Through thanksgiving we can experience the peace of God that fuels true joy. Use these Thanksgiving Scriptures in your greeting cards, on family placemats around the dinner table or share them on social media to encourage others! May these Bible verses inspire you to give thanks and truly appreciate the amazing love of God and Jesus. Let us give thanks for the mercy and grace of the Lord, from who all blessings flow!

Thanksgiving Bible Verses for Giving Thanks

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"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17

"Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. he sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker." ~ Psalm 95:1-6

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"I always thank God for you." ~ 1 Corinthians 1:4

"Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his ; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations." ~ Psalm 100:1-5

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"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." ~ Psalm 107:1

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created." ~ James 1:17-20

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"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." ~ Philippians 4:6-7

"Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High, and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me." ~ Psalm 50:14

"I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.  pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people.." ~ Ephesians 1:16-18

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"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." ~ Colossians 3:15-17

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful." ~ Colossians 4:2

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"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." ~ 1 Chronicles 16:34

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"All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all." ~ 2 Corinthians 4:15-17

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"You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God." ~ 2 Corinthians 9:11

Scriptures of Thanksgiving and Praise

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"I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High." ~ Psalm 7:17-19

"I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving."~  Psalm 69:30

"Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise-the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased." ~ Hebrews 13:15-16

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"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him." ~ Psalm 28:7

"He is the one you praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes." ~ Deuteronomy 10:21

"Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!" ~ Psalm 150:6

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"Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with praise." ~ Psalm 95:2

"The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing." ~ Zephaniah 3:17

"I will give thanks to  you, LORD, with my whole heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds." ~ Psalm 9:1

"Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being." ~ Psalm 146:1-2

Gratitude for God's Goodness

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"Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things." ~ Psalm 107:8-9

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"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. " ~ Romans 8:28

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"Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him." ~ Psalm 34:8

"How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you." ~ Psalm 31:19

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"For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer." ~ 1 Timothy 4:4-5

"Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens." ~ 1 Chronicles 16:23-26

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"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ~ Jeremiah 29:11

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." ~ John 3:16

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"For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless." ~ Psalm 84:11

"The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made." ~ Psalm 145:9

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"Now stand here and see the great thing the LORD is about to do." ~ 1 Samuel 12:16

Use this free PDF to sow humility and love by giving thanks: 30 Days of Gratitude Prayer Guide