10 Thanksgiving Verses In The Bible

The Bible contains many verses regarding thanksgiving and being thankful. Here are 10 verses from four different versions of the bible for you to reflect upon. We hope they remind you to give thanks not only at Thanksgiving but every day of the year.

Versions of the bible we are quoting from are NIV which is New International Version; MSG which is The Message; NET which is the New English Translation; and, KJV which is the King James Version. All have the same message but are worded slightly different.


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  1. 1 Chronicles 16:34

    NIV:
    Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

    MSG: (verses 34-36)
    Give thanks to God—he is good
    and his love never quits.
    Say, “Save us, Savior God,
    round us up and get us out of these godless places,
    So we can give thanks to your holy Name,
    and bask in your life of praise.”
    Blessed be God, the God of Israel,
    from everlasting to everlasting.

    NET:
    Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good
    and his loyal love endures.

    KJV:
    O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.



  2. 1 Chronicles 29:13

    NIV:
    Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.

    MSG: (verses 10-13)
    David blessed God in full view of the entire congregation:
    Blessed are you, God of Israel, our father
    from of old and forever.
    To you, O God, belong the greatness and the might,
    the glory, the victory, the majesty, the splendor;
    Yes! Everything in heaven, everything on earth;
    the kingdom all yours! You’ve raised yourself high over all.
    Riches and glory come from you,
    you’re ruler over all;
    You hold strength and power in the palm of your hand
    to build up and strengthen all.
    And here we are, O God, our God, giving thanks to you,
    praising your splendid Name.

    NET:
    Now, our God, we give thanks to you and praise your majestic name!

    KJV:
    Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.



  3. Psalm 69:30

    NIV:
    I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.

    MSG:
    Let me shout God’s name with a praising song, Let me tell his greatness in a prayer of thanks.

    NET:
    I will sing praises to God’s name.I will magnify him as I give him thanks.

    KJV:
    I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.



  4. Psalm 107:1

    NIV:
    Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

    MSG: (verses 1 - 3)
    Oh, thank God—he’s so good!
    His love never runs out.
    All of you set free by God, tell the world!
    Tell how he freed you from oppression,
    Then rounded you up from all over the place,
    from the four winds, from the seven seas.

    NET:
    Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, and his loyal love endures.

    KJV:
    O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.



  5. 2 Corinthians 9:15


    NIV:
    Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

    MSG: (verses 12-15)
    Carrying out this social relief work involves far more than helping meet the bare needs of poor Christians. It also produces abundant and bountiful thanksgivings to God. This relief offering is a prod to live at your very best, showing your gratitude to God by being openly obedient to the plain meaning of the Message of Christ. You show your gratitude through your generous offerings to your needy brothers and sisters, and really toward everyone. Meanwhile, moved by the extravagance of God in your lives, they’ll respond by praying for you in passionate intercession for whatever you need. Thank God for this gift, his gift. No language can praise it enough!

    NET:
    Let us thank God for his gift which cannot be described with words

    KJV:
    Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.



  6. Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.


  7. Philippians 4:6-7

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

    MSG:
    Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
    NET:
    Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God. And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

    KJV:
    Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.



  8. Colossians 2:6-7

    NIV:
    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.

    MSG:
    My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you’ve been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him. You’re deeply rooted in him. You’re well constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you’ve been taught. School’s out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving.

    NET:
    Therefore, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and firm in your faith just as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

    KJV:
    Therefore, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and firm in your faith just as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.



  9. Colossians 3:15-17

    NIV:
    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.

    MSG:
    Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.

    NET:
    Let the peace of Christ be in control in your heart (for you were in fact called as one body to this peace), and be thankful. Let the word of Christ[b] dwell in you richly, teaching and exhorting one another with all wisdom, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, all with grace in your hearts to God. And whatever you do in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

    KJV:
    And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.



  10. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

    NIV:
    Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

    MSG:
    Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.

    NET:
    Always rejoice, constantly pray, in everything give thanks. For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

    KJV:
    Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.



  11. James 1:17

    NIV:
    Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

    MSG:
    Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

    NET:
    Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

    KJV:
    Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

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We hope you have been uplifted and inspired by these bible verses about thanksgiving and they encourage you to give thanks daily!

 

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