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The Bible offers a wealth of verses, from the Psalms to the New Testament, that encourage us to embrace gratitude and support our personal and shared expressions of thanks, providing comfort and inspiration during festive gatherings or quiet moments alone. These 160 thanksgiving Bible verses inspire us to weave gratitude into our everyday life, turning every day into a thanksgiving celebration.

 

Gratitude for God’s Goodness

  • Psalm 107:1 – “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
  • 1 Chronicles 16:34 – “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
  • Psalm 9:1 – “I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.”
  • Psalm 100:4 – “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.”
  • Ephesians 5:20 – “Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
  • Psalm 106:1 – “Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
  • Colossians 3:17 – “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.”
  • Psalm 118:1 – “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
  • Psalm 118:29 – “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
  • Psalm 136:1 – “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.”

Thanksgiving for Provision and Support

  • 2 Corinthians 9:11-12 – “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. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.”
  • 2 Corinthians 9:15 – “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:18 – “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
  • Psalm 28:7 – “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 give thanks to him.”
  • Psalm 69:30 – “I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.”
  • Colossians 2:6-7 – “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”
  • Psalm 95:2-3 – “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.”
  • Psalm 34:1 – “I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.”
  • James 1:17 – “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
  • Psalm 116:17 – “I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the LORD.”

Praise in Adversity

  • Habakkuk 3:17-18 – “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.”
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 – “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
  • Psalm 42:11 – “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”
  • 1 Peter 1:6-7 – “In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.”
  • Psalm 57:9 – “I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.”
  • Romans 5:3-4 – “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”
  • Psalm 59:16 – “But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.”
  • Isaiah 12:2 – “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.”
  • Psalm 43:5 – “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”
  • Jonah 2:9 – “But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the LORD.'”

Gratitude for Redemption and Salvation

  • Ephesians 1:7 – “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”
  • Colossians 1:13-14 – “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
  • Psalm 100:4-5 – “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.”
  • Revelation 7:12 – “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!”
  • Psalm 111:9 – “He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever—holy and awesome is his name.”
  • Romans 6:17-18 – “But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance.”
  • Psalm 130:7 – “Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.”
  • Luke 1:68-69 – “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them.”
  • 1 Corinthians 15:57 – “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
  • Psalm 3:8 – “From the LORD comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.”

God’s Enduring Mercy

  • Lamentations 3:22-23 – “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
  • Psalm 86:5 – “You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.”
  • Psalm 136:2 – “Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever.”
  • Psalm 136:26 – “Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.”
  • Psalm 103:8 – “The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.”
  • Ephesians 2:4-5 – “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.”
  • Titus 3:5 – “He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.”
  • Psalm 145:9 – “The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.”
  • Joel 2:13 – “Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.”
  • Nehemiah 9:31 – “But in your great mercy you did not put an end to them or abandon them, for you are a gracious and merciful God.”

The Call to Live in Gratitude

  • Colossians 3:15 – “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”
  • Hebrews 13:15 – “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.”
  • Colossians 3:15-17 – “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.”
  • Psalm 50:14 – “Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High.”
  • 1 Chronicles 29:13 – “Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.”
  • Philippians 1:3-5 – “I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.”
  • Psalm 7:17 – “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 20:4 – “May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.”
  • 1 Timothy 4:4-5 – “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.”
  • Psalm 105:1 – “Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.”

God’s Creation and Faithfulness

  • Psalm 116:5 – “The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.”
  • Genesis 1:31 – “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.”
  • Psalm 33:5 – “The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.”
  • Jeremiah 29:11 – “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.”
  • Psalm 36:5 – “Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.”
  • Psalm 104:24 – “How many are your works, LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.”
  • Psalm 8:3-4 – “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?”
  • Isaiah 40:8 – “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”
  • Psalm 136:5 – “Who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever.”
  • Deuteronomy 7:9 – “Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.”

Joy in God’s Presence

  • Psalm 16:11 – “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
  • Psalm 21:6 – “Surely you have granted him unending blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.”
  • Nehemiah 8:10 – “The joy of the LORD is your strength.”
  • Psalm 4:7 – “You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound.”
  • Acts 2:28 – “You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.”
  • Psalm 30:11-12 – “You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.”
  • Isaiah 51:11 – “The ransomed of the LORD will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.”
  • Psalm 9:2 – “I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.”
  • Philippians 4:4 – “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”
  • Romans 15:13 – “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

God’s Guidance and Wisdom

  • Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
  • James 1:5 – “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
  • Psalm 32:8 – “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”
  • Proverbs 16:3 – “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”
  • Isaiah 58:11 – “The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”
  • Psalm 48:14 – “For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.”
  • Proverbs 2:6 – “For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.”
  • Psalm 25:4-5 – “Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”
  • Jeremiah 10:23 – “LORD, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps.”
  • Psalm 143:10 – “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.”

Thanksgiving through Service and Obedience

  • Romans 12:1 – “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”
  • Hebrews 12:28 – “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.”
  • 1 Peter 4:10 – “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
  • Micah 6:8 – “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
  • John 14:15 – “If you love me, keep my commands.”
  • Galatians 5:13 – “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”
  • 1 Samuel 12:24 – “But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.”
  • Luke 10:27 – “He answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”
  • Psalm 116:12 – “What shall I return to the LORD for all his goodness to me?”
  • Matthew 25:35-36 – “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

Community in Thanksgiving

  • Hebrews 10:24-25 – “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
  • Acts 2:46-47 – “Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”
  • 1 Corinthians 1:4 – “I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.”
  • Philippians 2:1-2 – “Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.”
  • Romans 15:5-6 – “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:11 – “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
  • Colossians 3:16 – “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.”
  • Ephesians 4:32 – “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
  • Galatians 6:2 – “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
  • 1 Peter 3:8 – “Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.”

God’s Protection and Deliverance

  • Psalm 91:4 – “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”
  • 2 Samuel 22:2-3 – “He said: ‘The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior— from violent people you save me.'”
  • Psalm 20:1 – “May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!”
  • Psalm 34:7 – “The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.”
  • Psalm 18:2 – “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
  • Exodus 14:13-14 – “Moses answered the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.'”
  • Deuteronomy 31:6 – “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
  • Psalm 32:7 – “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”
  • Isaiah 43:2 – “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
  • Psalm 46:1 – “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

God’s Sovereignty and Faithfulness

  • Psalm 145:13 – “Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.”
  • Daniel 4:35 – “All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: ‘What have you done?'”
  • Psalm 115:3 – “Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him.”
  • Lamentations 3:37-38 – “Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it? Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both calamities and good things come?”
  • Isaiah 46:9-10 – “Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.'”
  • Psalm 33:11 – “But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.”
  • Proverbs 19:21 – “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.”
  • Psalm 103:19 – “The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.”
  • Romans 8:28 – “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.”
  • Psalm 97:1 – “The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.”

Significance of Prayer and Supplication in Thanksgiving

  • Philippians 4:6-7 – “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.”
  • Colossians 4:2 – “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
  • 1 Timothy 2:1 – “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—”
  • Ephesians 6:18 – “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”
  • 2 Chronicles 7:14 – “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
  • James 5:13 – “Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.”
  • Psalm 50:15 – “Call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”
  • Mark 11:24 – “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
  • Luke 18:1 – “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.”
  • 1 John 5:14-15 – “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”

God’s Lovingkindness and Mercy

  • Psalm 23:6 – “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”
  • Romans 9:15 – “For he says to Moses, ‘I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.'”
  • Psalm 117:2 – “For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!”
  • Psalm 86:15 – “But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.”
  • Luke 1:50 – “His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.”
  • Psalm 103:17 – “But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children,”
  • Titus 3:4-5 – “But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.”
  • 1 Peter 1:3 – “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,”
  • Psalm 145:8 – “The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.”
  • Micah 7:18-19 – “Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love.”

Celebration of God’s Creation

  • Psalm 104:1-2 – “Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty, covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent.”
  • Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
  • Job 12:7-10 – “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.”
  • Psalm 95:4-5 – “In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.”
  • Romans 1:20 – “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”
  • Psalm 8:1 – “O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.”
  • Isaiah 55:12 – “You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.”
  • Psalm 19:1 – “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”
  • Revelation 4:11 – “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
  • Job 37:14-16 – “Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God’s wonders. Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash? Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge?”

Conclusion

These 160 Thanksgiving Bible verses encourage us to appreciate the blessings that come our way each day. Making gratitude to the Lord a part of our everyday life not only enhances our own experiences but also positively affects those around us. Let these teachings motivate you to adopt a daily habit of gratitude, infusing your life and the lives of others with joy and peace.