30 Best Thanksgiving Bible Verses Perfect for Expressing Gratitude

  • Liz Kanoy Senior Editor
  • Updated Nov 06, 2023
30 Best Thanksgiving Bible Verses Perfect for Expressing Gratitude

The Bible has many verses that are just right for saying thanks, especially during Thanksgiving. Take time out of the busy season to pause and reflect on God's blessings and read some scriptures to inspire gratitude. Use these Thanksgiving Bible verses to thank people who mean a lot to you or to write nice cards for those who are far away. These verses can also remind you to be thankful daily, not just on Thanksgiving. And when you gather with loved ones to share a big Thanksgiving meal, these verses can help you say a special thank-you to God for all the good things in your life.

For many of us, this past year may have been filled with one struggle after another. In the midst of heartache and difficult times, it's important to remember what we can be thankful for. Maybe you can show gratitude to God for your health, loved ones, the sunrise, and the joy around your table. So, whether you're writing thank-you notes, thinking about what you're thankful for, or saying grace before your Thanksgiving feast, these Bible verses can be like a little guide to help you express your gratitude to God for all the wonderful blessings you have.

Discover the 30 best Bible verses for Thanksgiving in this collection of scripture quotes filled with gratefulness and praise!

Thanksgiving Bible Verses About Gratitude

1 Thessalonians 5:18 - Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Philippians 4:6 - Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Psalm 107:1 - Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 7:17 - I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.

Ephesians 5:20 - Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

James 1:17 - Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Psalm 50:14 - Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High,

Colossians 3:15 - And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Hebrews 13:15 - Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.

Psalm 100:4 - Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!

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Thanksgiving Bible Verses for Praise to God

2 Corinthians 2:14 - But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.

Psalm 116:12 - What shall I render to the Lord for all his benefits to me?

Lamentations 3:23 - They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Colossians 4:2 - Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

Colossians 3:17 - And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Psalm 31:19 - Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind!

Psalm 103:2 - Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,

2 Corinthians 4:15 - For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

Psalm 28:7 - The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.

1 Corinthians 15:57 - But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Scriptures for a Thankful Heart

Psalm 95:2 - Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

1 Chronicles 16:34 - Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

Luke 6:38 - Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

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

2 Corinthians 9:15 - Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!

1 Timothy 2:1 - First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 - Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

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

2 Corinthians 4:15 - For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

1 Chronicles 16:8 - Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!

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This article is part of our larger Thanksgiving Resource Library. Learn about the first Thanksgiving, what Thanksgiving means in the Bible, how to get along with your family, and ways you can make this celebration more meaningful.

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