A Christian’s life should be filled with gratitude. We have so much for which to be thankful. Consider these inspiring thanksgiving Bible verses.

Gratitude is a wonderful Christian virtue.

Would you rather be around someone who is negative all the time or someone who is thankful? Thanksgiving is pleasant to the soul. Negativity brings everyone else down.

Our words, prayers, and songs should be filled with thanksgiving to God for His mercy and grace to us.

Giving thanks is a natural response to the recognition of God’s blessings. If you aren’t grateful, it’s probably because you are taking God’s favor for granted.

Thanksgiving is the acknowledgment of God’s goodness in your life.

In the Old Testament system of sacrifices, the thanksgiving offering was not commanded. It was a freewill offering to be volunteered by a thankful heart.

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God expects His people to give thanks, but He prefers it to come from a grateful heart instead of grudging obedience.

Jesus Christ left us an example of thanksgiving. Christian leaders in the Bible practiced the giving of thanks.

Do you have a thankful heart?

Consider these verses.

25 Thanksgiving Bible Verses

Leviticus 22:29

“And when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the Lord, offer it at your own will.”

Nehemiah 11:17

“And Mattaniah the son of Micha, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, was the principal to begin the thanksgiving in prayer: and Bakbukiah the second among his brethren, and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.”

Nehemiah 12:27

“And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with gladness, both with thanksgivings, and with singing, with cymbals, psalteries, and with harps.”

Psalm 26:7

“That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, And tell of all thy wondrous works.”

Psalm 50:14

“Offer unto God thanksgiving; And pay thy vows unto the most High:”

Psalm 69:30

“I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify him with thanksgiving.”

Psalm 95:2

“Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, And make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.”

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Psalm 100:4–5

“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, And into his courts with praise: Be thankful unto him, and bless his name. ”

“For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; And his truth endureth to all generations.”

Psalm 136:1

“O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: For his mercy endureth for ever.”

Jonah 2:9

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

2 Corinthians 9:15

“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.”

2 Corinthians 4:15

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

2 Corinthians 9:11–12

“Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. ”

“For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;”

Ephesians 5:20

“Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;”

Philippians 4:6

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

Colossians 2:7

“Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.”

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Colossians 3:15

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

Colossians 3:17

“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.”

Colossians 4:2

“Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;”

1 Thessalonians 5:18

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

1 Timothy 4:4

“For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:”

Hebrews 13:15

“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.”

Revelation 7:12

“Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.”


These verses are the tip of the iceberg of all that God’s Word has to say about giving thanks.

Do you have a thankful heart? Do you have a spirit of thanksgiving?

Every Christian heart should be filled with gratitude and every Christian mouth should be filled with thanksgiving.


Meditate on God’s blessing. Consider all for which you have to be thankful. Give thanks on purpose.

Thanksgiving is the fruit of a thankful heart.