54 Bible Verses about Thanksgiving & Gratitude (with a Passage List)

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Many of us read Luke 2 at Christmastime, but what Scriptures can we read at Thanksgiving? Here are 54 Bible verses about thanksgiving and gratitude to meditate on during the holiday season or take turns reading around the table on Thanksgiving Day.

Note: These verses were gathered together using Logos Bible Software, which you can get for free and use anytime on your computer, tablet, or phone. I typed “Thanksgiving” into the Factbook and Topic Guide, then combed through the key verses and key passages lists to find the best verses and passages on Thanksgiving to include here. Clicking on a reference opened the passage in my preferred Bible, then all I had to do was copy and paste. Get Logos for free today and start exploring. (For a taste of what else you can do with it, take a look at this article.)

If you’d rather look up all the verses in your Bible, you can skip to the passage list

Verses about thanksgiving

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

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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! —Psalm 95:1–2

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

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

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

You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. —2 Corinthians 9:11–12

For what thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for your sake before our God. —1 Thessalonians 3:9

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Verses about giving thanks

I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. —Psalm 138:1–2

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

​​Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! —Psalm 118:1

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy. —Philippians 1:3–4

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

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. —Colossians 3:17

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. —1 Timothy 2:1–2

On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”  When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” —Luke 17:11–18

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 Corinthians 1:4–5

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

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I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints. —Philemon 4–5

Be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. —Ephesians 5:18b–20

 I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service. —1 Timothy 1:12

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Therefore David blessed the Lord in the presence of all the assembly. And David said: “Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever. 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. —1 Chronicles 29:10–13

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. —Isaiah 12:1

Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. —Isaiah 12:4

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.  I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. —Psalm 9:1–2

We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds. —Psalm 75:1

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night. —Psalm 92: 1–2

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 105:1–2

I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth! —Psalm 108:3–5

All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord, and all your saints shall bless you! —Psalm 145:10

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Verses about praise

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! —Psalm 150:6

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Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. —Psalm 33:1

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! —Psalm 34:1–3

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! —Psalm 100:1

Shout for joy to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise! Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! —Psalm 66:1–3a

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Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore! From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised! —Psalm 113:2–3

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Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the Lord; exult before him! Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. —Psalm 68:4–5

Upon you I have leaned from before my birth; you are he who took me from my mother’s womb. My praise is continually of you. —Psalm 71:6

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 103:1–5

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Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord! —Psalm 117:1–2

But we will bless the Lord from this time forth and forevermore. Praise the Lord! —Psalm 115:18

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 song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. —Exodus 15:2

Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength! We will sing and praise your power. —Psalm 21:13

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I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. —2 Samuel 22:4

Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth. —Isaiah 12:5

O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. —Psalm 51:15

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When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? —Psalm 56:3–4

So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips. —Psalm 63:4–5

Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them. Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever. —Psalm 111:1–3

I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. —Psalm 145:1–3

My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord, and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever. —Psalm 145:21

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. —Psalm 146:1–2

 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. —Acts 2:46–47a

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Verses about thanksgiving & gratitude passage list

Passages are listed in the order you’ll find them in the Bible. If you download your free copy of Logos Bible Software, you can create this passage list there or add it as a note.

Exodus 15:2
2 Samuel 22:4
1 Chronicles 29:10–13
Isaiah 12:1
Isaiah 12:4
Isaiah 12:5
Psalm 9:1–2
Psalm 21:13
Psalm 33:1
Psalm 34:1–3
Psalm 50:14
Psalm 51:15
Psalm 56:3–4
Psalm 63:4–5
Psalm 65:1
Psalm 66:1–3a
Psalm 68:4–5
Psalm 71:6
Psalm 75:1
Psalm 92: 1–2
Psalm 95:1–2
Psalm 100:1
Psalm 100:4
Psalm 103:1–5
Psalm 105:1–2
Psalm 108:3–5
Psalm 111:1–3
Psalm 113:2–3
Psalm 115:18
Psalm 117:1–2
Psalm 118:1
Psalm 138:1–2
Psalm 145:1–3
Psalm 145:10
Psalm 145:21
Psalm 146:1–2
Psalm 150:6
Luke 17:11–18
Acts 2:46–47a
1 Corinthians 1:4–5
1 Corinthians 15:57
2 Corinthians 9:11–12
Ephesians 5:18b–20
Philippians 1:3–4
Philippians 4:6
Colossians 3:15
Colossians 3:17
Colossians 4:2
1 Thessalonians 3:9
1 Thessalonians 5:18
1 Timothy 1:12
1 Timothy 2:1–2
Philemon 4–5
Hebrews 13:15

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