For one day this week, millions of Americans will turn their attention to the subject of thankfulness — along with thoughts of turkey, football, and family, of course. Thanksgiving is a holiday with deep Scriptural importance, because the Bible has a lot to say about thankfulness. As you prepare for Thanksgiving and as you minister to others around you, use Scripture to encourage greater thankfulness. Here are ten of the best Thanksgiving Bible verses

How to Encourage Greater Thankfulness during Thanksgiving

Be sure to check out a previous post, “Top 30 Bible Verses for Thanksgiving” for more encouraging Scripture on the topic of thankfulness.

1 Chronicles 29:11-13

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.

2 Chronicles 20:21

“Give thanks to the Lord, 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.

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.

Isaiah 12:4

“Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted.

Jeremiah 33:11

“‘Give thanks to the Lord of hosts, for the Lord is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!’

Ephesians 1:16

I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

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.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

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

Revelation 11:17

“We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, who is and who was, for you have taken your great power and begun to reign.”


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