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Thanksgiving Bible Verses to Reflect on This Year

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Put the “thanks” in Thanksgiving with these meaningful verses.

Ahh, Thanksgiving Day—arguably the best holiday of the year, dedicated to spending time with family, eating your weight in the best roast turkey recipes and Grandma’s famous stuffing recipes and perfecting your Thanksgiving table setting. But given the fact that the occasion is rooted in gratitude, it’s also the perfect opportunity to tap into a more reflective mindset. So after you’ve said a Thanksgiving prayer over the food and indulged in dessert, consider capping off the day with a few meaningful Thanksgiving Bible verses.

Being surrounded by friends and family can bring so much joy to your Thanksgiving celebration, but a quiet moment with scripture can be a reminder of your call to be a blessing to others. The Bible is filled with verses about gratitude that can encourage you to have Thanksgiving in your heart all year-round, not just on Thanksgiving! Whether read aloud by the fireplace with blankets and Thanksgiving cocktails or even shared around the dinner table in turns, these Thanksgiving quotes emphasize exactly why we celebrate Thanksgiving in the first place. Here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving Bible verses that are perfect for the day.

Thanksgiving Bible Verses About Gratitude

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  • “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34
  • “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15
  • “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2
  • “I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.”
    1 Corinthians 1:4
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
  • “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
  • “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.’” Jonah 2:9
  • “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.” Psalm 28:7
  • “Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High.” Psalm 50:14

Thanksgiving Bible Verses About Praise

Thanksgiving Bible Verses About Praise
  • “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
  • “And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.” 1 Chronicles 29:13
  • “Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.” Hebrews 13:15
  • “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
  • “In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Psalm 56:4
  • “I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.” Psalm 69:30
  • “I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.” Psalm 89:1-2
  • “Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.” Psalm 95:1-3
  • “It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp.” Psalm 92:1-3
  • “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.” Psalm 100:4
  • “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
  • “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
  • “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Harvest Thanksgiving Bible Verses

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“Surely he says this for us, doesn’t he? Yes, this was written for us, because when farmers plow and thresh, they should be able to do so in the hope of sharing in the harvest.” 1 Corinthians 9:10

“Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.” 2 Corinthians 9:10

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

“You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as soldiers rejoice when dividing the plunder.” Isaiah 9:3

“They do not say to themselves, ‘Let us fear the Lord our God, who gives autumn and spring rains in season, who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.'” Jeremiah 5:24

“The earth has yielded its produce; God, our God, blesses us.” Psalm 67:6

“From the fruit of their mouths people’s stomachs are filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.” Proverbs 18:20

“Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, ‘Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.'” Revelation 14:15

THANKSGIVING BIBLE VERSES ABOUT THANKFULNESS TO GOD

THANKSGIVING BIBLE VERSES ABOUT THANKFULNESS TO GOD
THANKSGIVING BIBLE VERSES ABOUT THANKFULNESS TO GOD

One of the best things about thankfulness is that the more you choose it, the easier it gets. The more you profess gratitude, the more you notice things to be grateful for. The thankfulness muscles respond to exercise!

Gratitude can also change our actions. World Vision advocates — though the work is challenging — are grateful for the opportunity to speak up for the rights of vulnerable kids and families. From a place of gratitude they are compelled to act — and then they’re grateful when their actions get results! By sharing our gratitude with our leaders, we can help encourage them to continue making compassionate decisions.

“I am sure that gratitude is not something our senators hear often and we want to be sure they know when we are proud of them for supporting legislature that is God-honoring.”

— Volunteer Advocate Tracie Miranda Hess

In this spirit, we join with advocates all over the world to give thanks to our God for all that he’s done and all he’s doing! Here are 20 Bible verses about thankfulness that remind us to be thankful to our God. (All verses from the New International Version.)

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Chen is an 11-year old third grader and a World Vision sponsored child in China. (©2018 World Vision/photo by Ben Adams)

Old Testament thankfulness verses:

1. Ezra 3:11

With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord:

“He is good;
    his love toward Israel endures forever.”

And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid. 

2. 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.

3. Psalm 9:1

I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;
    I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

4. Psalm 35:18

I will give you thanks in the great assembly;
    among the throngs I will praise you.

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A girl prays during a baptism service at a church in Kalawa, Kenya. (©2018 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

5. Psalm 69:30

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

6. Psalm 95:1-3

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.

7. 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.

8. Psalm 106:1

Praise the Lord.

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

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World Vision staff member Yezenia Castellanos Leon hugs a student after she interviewed with World Vision U.S. visitors in Cucuta, Colombia. (©2019 World Vision/photo by Chris Huber)

9. Psalm 107:21-22

Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
    and his wonderful deeds for mankind.
Let them sacrifice thank offerings
    and tell of his works with songs of joy.

10. Psalm 118:1

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

11. Psalm 147:7

Sing to the Lord with grateful praise;
    make music to our God on the harp.

12. Daniel 2:23

I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors:
    You have given me wisdom and power,
you have made known to me what we asked of you,
    you have made known to us the dream of the king.

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Children gathering water from water network established by World Vision in Koshk Kohna, Afghanistan. (©2019 World Vision/photo by Abdul Qauom Abdullahi)

Thanksgiving Bible Verses : New Testament:

13. Ephesians 5:18-20

Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

14. 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.

15. 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.

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thanksgiving bible verses : “I am so happy to get 3 goats for my family, they are so lovely.” Srey Len, 7, lives with her family in Cambodia.

16. Colossians 3:15-17 : Thanksgiving Bible Verses

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.

17. Colossians 4:2

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

18. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 : Thanksgiving Bible Verses

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

19. Hebrews 12:28-29

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”

20. Hebrews 13:15-16 : Thanksgiving Bible Verses

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.


When the peace of Christ rules in our hearts, thankfulness overflows. Even in the darkest of times, we can praise God for his love, his sovereignty, and his promise to be near us when we call (Psalm 145:18).

Thank you, Lord, for your peace that transcends understanding and your love that endures forever. Amen!

Thanksgiving Bible Verses

Thanksgiving Bible Verses

Bible Verses for Thanksgiving – Be encouraged with Scripture on why we should give thanks and how to express our gratitude. It’s so easy during the holiday season (or any time of the year!) to be overwhelmed with all the tasks and activities to do that we forget to stop and reflect on why we should be celebrating. Take a minute to stop and read these thanksgiving Bible verses as you meditate on all the ways God has blessed you! Read these verses out loud to thank God and praise Him for the good that surrounds you.

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

“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.” Psalm 7:17

We also want to provide you with our favorite thanksgiving prayers for you and your family – here you can find both short Thanksgiving dinner prayers for before the meal as well as longer prayers that give your mind and heart time to reflect. These are also wonderful to say any day of the year as you seek to experience a heart of gratitude! – 20 Thanksgiving Prayers to Encourage and Inspire

1 Chronicles 16:34

34 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Ephesians 5:19-20 : Thanksgiving Bible Verses

19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Thanksgiving Bible Verses


Psalm 95:2-3


2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. 3 For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.

Psalm 107:8-9

Thanksgiving Bible Verses


8 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, 9 for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.

Colossians 3:17 : Thanksgiving Bible Verses


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.

Thanksgiving Bible Verses
Thanksgiving Bible Verses

1 Corinthians 9:10


10 Surely he says this for us, doesn’t he? Yes, this was written for us, because whoever plows and threshes should be able to do so in the hope of sharing in the harvest.

Psalm 100:4


4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

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Philippians 4:6-7 : Thanksgiving Bible Verses


6 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.

Psalm 9:1

1 I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

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Psalm 7:17 : Thanksgiving Bible Verses

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.

Thanksgiving Bible Verses
Thanksgiving Bible Verses

Psalm 28:7

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 praise him.

Colossians 3:16-17 | Thanksgiving Bible Verses

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. 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.

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Thanksgiving Bible Verses


Colossians 3:15

15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

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1 Chronicles 29:13\

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

2 Chronicles 5:13 | Thanksgiving Bible Verses

13 The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: “He is good; his love endures forever.” Then the temple of the LORD was filled with the cloud,

Thanksgiving Bible Verses & Scriptures

Colossians 4:2

2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
Hebrews 13:15
15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.

Jeremiah 30:19 | Thanksgiving Bible Verses

19 From them will come songs of thanksgiving and the sound of rejoicing. I will add to their numbers, and they will not be decreased; I will bring them honor, and they will not be disdained.

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Thanksgiving Bible Verses to Reflect on This Year

Psalm 50:14

14 “Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High,

Psalm 69:30

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

Lamentations 3:22-23

22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

1 Corinthians 1:4-5 | Thanksgiving Bible Verses

4 I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. 5 For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge—

Thanksgiving Bible Verses
Thanksgiving Bible Verses


2 Corinthians 4:15-16

15 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. 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

2 Corinthians 9:11-12 | Thanksgiving Bible Verses

11 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. 12 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.

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Thanksgiving Bible Verses

Ephesians 1:15-16

15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

1 Timothy 4:4-5

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

Thanksgiving Bible Verses
Thanksgiving Bible Verses


Psalm 106:1 | Thanksgiving Bible Verses

1 Praise the LORD.Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Isaiah 12:4

4 In that day you will say: “Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.

Jeremiah 33:11 | Thanksgiving Bible Verses


11 the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD, saying, “Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; his love endures forever.” For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,’ says the LORD.

Thanksgiving Bible Verses
Thanksgiving Bible Verses

1 Thessalonians 5:18


18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Jeremiah 5:24 | Thanksgiving Bible Verses


24 They do not say to themselves, ‘Let us fear the LORD our God, who gives autumn and spring rains in season, who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.’

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