57 Bible Verses About Thanksgiving

If you want to know what does the Bible say about Thanksgiving, here are 57 Bible verses about Thanksgiving from the Old and New Testament of The Holy Bible, King James Version (KJV).

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Bible Verses about Thanksgiving from the Old Testament

Isaiah 12:4

King James Version
And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.

New International Version
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.

English Standard Version
And you will say in that day: Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name,
make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted.

Psalm 30:12

King James Version
To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

New International Version
that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever.

English Standard Version
that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!

2 Corinthians 4:15

King James Version
For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

New International Version
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.

English Standard Version
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 100:4

King James Version
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

New International Version
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

English Standard Version
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!

Isaiah 12:5

King James Version
Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.

New International Version
Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world.

English Standard Version
Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.

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Psalm 9:1

King James Version
I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.

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

English Standard Version
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

Psalm 95:2-3

King James Version
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

New International Version
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.

English Standard Version
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 7:17

King James Version
I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.

New International Version
I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.

English Standard Version
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 106:1

King James Version
Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

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

English Standard Version
Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

1 Chronicles 16:34

King James Version
O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

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

English Standard Version
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

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Jonah 2:9

King James Version
But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.

New International Version
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.

English Standard Version
But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay. Salvation belongs to the Lord!

Psalm 30:4

King James Version
Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

New International Version
Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name.

English Standard Version
Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.

Psalm 100:1-2

King James Version
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

New International Version
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

English Standard Version
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!

Psalm 107:1

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

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

English Standard Version
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

1 Chronicles 16:8

King James Version
Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.

New International Version
Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.

English Standard Version
Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!

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Isaiah 12:1

King James Version
And in that day thou shalt say, O Lord, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.

New International Version
In that day you will say: I will praise you, Lord. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me.

English Standard Version
You will say in that day: I will give thanks to you, O Lord, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me.

Daniel 2:23

King James Version
I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king’s matter.

New International Version
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.

English Standard Version
To you, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, for you have given me wisdom and might, and have now made known to me what we asked of you, for you have made known to us the king’s matter.

Psalm 34:1-4

King James Version
I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

New International Version
I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. I will glory in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

English Standard Version
I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together! I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 103:1-5

King James Version
Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

New International Version
Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

English Standard Version
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Psalm 75:1

King James Version
Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.

New International Version
We praise you, God, we praise you, for your Name is near; people tell of your wonderful deeds.

English Standard Version
We praise you, God, we praise you, for your Name is near; people tell of your wonderful deeds.

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1 Chronicles 29:13

King James Version
Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

New International Version
Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.

English Standard Version
And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.

Isaiah 38:19-20

King James Version
The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth. The Lord was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the Lord.

New International Version
The living, the living—they praise you, as I am doing today; parents tell their children about your faithfulness. The Lord will save me, and we will sing with stringed instruments all the days of our lives in the temple of the Lord.

English Standard Version
The living, the living, he thanks you, as I do this day; the father makes known to the children your faithfulness. The Lord will save me, and we will play my music on stringed instruments all the days of our lives, at the house of the Lord.

Psalm 116:17

King James Version
I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord.

New International Version
I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the Lord.

English Standard Version
I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord.

Psalm 107:22

King James Version
And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

New International Version
Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy.

English Standard Version
And let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of his deeds in songs of joy!

Psalm 136:26

King James Version
O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.

New International Version
Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.

English Standard Version
Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.

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Jeremiah 33:11

King James Version
The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the Lord of hosts: for the Lord is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the Lord.

New International Version
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.

English Standard Version
the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voices of those who sing, as they bring thank offerings to the house of the Lord: Give thanks to the Lord of hosts, for the Lord is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! For I will restore the fortunes of the land as at first, says the Lord.

Jeremiah 30:19

King James Version
And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.

New International Version
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.

English Standard Version
Out of them shall come songs of thanksgiving, and the voices of those who celebrate. I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will make them honored, and they shall not be small.

Jonah 2:9

King James Version
But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.

New International Version
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.’

English Standard Version
But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay. Salvation belongs to the Lord!

Psalm 28:7

King James Version
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

New International Version
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.

English Standard Version
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 50:14

King James Version
Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:

New International Version
Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High,

English Standard Version
Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High,

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2 Chronicles 5:13

King James Version
It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the Lord, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the Lord;

New International Version
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,

English Standard Version
and it was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord), and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the Lord, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever,” the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud,

Psalm 107:8-9

King James Version
Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

New International Version
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.

English Standard Version
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

Psalm 105:1-2

King James Version
O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people. Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.

New International Version
Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.

English Standard Version
Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!

Psalm 147:7

King James Version
Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:

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

English Standard Version
Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre!

2 Samuel 22:47

King James Version
The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.

New International Version
The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!

English Standard Version
The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,

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Psalm 35:18

King James Version
I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.

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

English Standard Version
I will thank you in the great congregation; in the mighty throng I will praise you.

Psalm 136:1

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

New International Version
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.

English Standard Version
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Psalm 69:30

King James Version
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

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

English Standard Version
I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Bible Verses about Thanksgiving from the New Testament

Colossians 3:17

King James Version
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.

New International Version
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.

English Standard Version
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.

Philippians 4:6

King James Version
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

New International Version
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

English Standard Version
do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Colossians 3:15

King James Version
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

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

English Standard Version
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

1 Timothy 1:12

King James Version
And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;

New International Version
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service.

English Standard Version
I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service,

1 Corinthians 15:57

King James Version
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

New International Version
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

English Standard Version
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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2 Corinthians 2:14

King James Version
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

New International Version
But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.

English Standard Version
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.

2 Corinthians 9:15

King James Version
Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

New International Version
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

English Standard Version
Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!

Ephesians 5:20

King James Version
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

New International Version
always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

English Standard Version
giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Hebrews 13:15

King James Version
By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

New International Version
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.

English Standard Version
Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.

2 Corinthians 9:11

King James Version
Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.

New International Version
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.

English Standard Version
You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.

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Colossians 3:16-17

King James Version
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.

New International Version
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.

English Standard Version
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 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.

1 Timothy 4:4-5

King James Version
For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

New International Version
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.

English Standard Version
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.

Hebrews 12:28-29

King James Version
Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire.

New International Version
herefore, 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.”

English Standard Version
Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.

1 Corinthians 1:4-5

King James Version
I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;

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

English Standard Version
I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge—

1 Thessalonians 5:18

King James Version
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

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

English Standard Version
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

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Ephesians 1:15-16

King James Version
Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

New International Version
For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you,

English Standard Version
For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,

Revelation 11:17

King James Version
Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

New International Version
saying: We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign.

English Standard Version
saying, We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, who is and who was,
for you have taken your great power and begun to reign.

Ephesians 5:4

King James Version
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

New International Version
Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.

English Standard Version
Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.

Colossians 1:3

King James Version
We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

New International Version
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,

English Standard Version
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,

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