Thankfulness as Our Model in Holy Scripture

Thankful

[written for Thanksgiving 2017]

[all Bible verses RSV]

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1 Chronicles 16:4 Moreover he appointed certain of the Levites as ministers before the ark of the LORD, to invoke, to thank, and to praise the LORD, the God of Israel.

16:7-8 Then on that day David first appointed that thanksgiving be sung to the LORD by Asaph and his brethren. [8] O give thanks to the LORD, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples!

16:34-35 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures for ever! [35] . . . that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.

16:41 . . . expressly named to give thanks to the LORD, for his steadfast love endures for ever.

23:30 And they shall stand every morning, thanking and praising the LORD, and likewise at evening,

25:3 . . . who prophesied with the lyre in thanksgiving and praise to the LORD.

29:13 And now we thank thee, our God, and praise thy glorious name.

2 Chronicles 5:13 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 for ever,” the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud,

7:3 When all the children of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the LORD upon the temple, they bowed down with their faces to the earth on the pavement, and worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD, saying, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures for ever.”

7:6 The priests stood at their posts; the Levites also, with the instruments for music to the LORD which King David had made for giving thanks to the LORD

20:21 . . . “Give thanks to the LORD, for his steadfast love endures for ever.”

30:22 . . . giving thanks to the LORD the God of their fathers.

31:2 . . . to minister in the gates of the camp of the LORD and to give thanks and praise.

Ezra 3:11 and they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the LORD, . . .

Nehemiah 11:17 . . . thanksgiving in prayer . . .

12:8 . . . who with his brethren was in charge of the songs of thanksgiving.

12:24 . . . to praise and to give thanks . . .

12:27 . . . to celebrate the dedication with gladness, with thanksgivings . . .

12:31 . . . which gave thanks . . .

12:38 . . . those who gave thanks . . . (cf. 12:40)

12:46 . . . there were songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.

Psalm 7:17 I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, . . .

9:1 I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; . . .

26:7 singing aloud a song of thanksgiving, . . .

28:7 . . .  with my song I give thanks to him.

30:4 . . . give thanks to his holy name.

30:12 . . . I will give thanks to thee for ever.

35:18 . . . I will thank thee in the great congregation . . .

42:4 . . . with glad shouts and songs of thanksgiving, . . .

44:8 . . . we will give thanks to thy name for ever. . . .

50:14 Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving . . .

50:23 He who brings thanksgiving as his sacrifice honors me; . . .

52:9 He who brings thanksgiving as his sacrifice honors me; . . .

54:6 . . . I will give thanks to thy name . . .

56:12 . . . I will render thank offerings to thee.

57:9 I will give thanks to thee, O Lord . . . (cf. 108:3)

69:30 . . . I will magnify him with thanksgiving.

75:1 We give thanks to thee, O God; we give thanks; . . .

79:13 Then we thy people, the flock of thy pasture, will give thanks to thee for ever . . .

86:12 I give thanks to thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, . . .

92:1 It is good to give thanks to the LORD, . . .

95:2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; . . .

97:12 . . . give thanks to his holy name!

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

105:1 O give thanks to the LORD, . . . (cf. 106:1; 107:1; 118:1, 29; 136:1)

106:47 . . . that we may give thanks to thy holy name . . .

107:8 Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to the sons of men! (cf. 107:15, 21, 31)

107:22 And let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, . . .

108:3 I will give thanks to thee, O LORD, . . . (cf. Is 12:1)

109:30 . . . I will give great thanks to the LORD . . .

111:1 . . . I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, . . .

116:17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving . . .

118:19 . . . give thanks to the LORD. (cf. Is 12:4; Jer 33:11)

118:21 I thank thee that thou hast answered me and hast become my salvation.

118:28 . . .  I will give thanks to thee . . .

122:4 . . . give thanks to the name of the LORD.

136:2 O give thanks to the God of gods, . . .

136:3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords, . . .

136:26 O give thanks to the God of heaven, . . .

138:1 I give thee thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; . . .

138:2  I bow down toward thy holy temple and give thanks to thy name for thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness; . . .

140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks to thy name; . . .

142:7 . . . that I may give thanks to thy name! . . .

145:10 All thy works shall give thanks to thee, O LORD, . . .

147:7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; . . .

Isaiah 38:19 . . . he thanks thee, as I do this day; . . .

Jeremiah 30:19 Out of them shall come songs of thanksgiving, . . .

Daniel 2:23 To thee, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, . . .

6:10 . . . gave thanks before his God . . .

Jonah 2:9 But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to thee . . .

Tobit 11:17 And Tobit gave thanks before them that God had been merciful to him. . . .

12:6 . . . Praise God and give thanks to him; exalt him and give thanks to him in the presence of all the living for what he has done for you. It is good to praise God and to exalt his name, worthily declaring the works of God. Do not be slow to give him thanks.

13:6 . . . give thanks to him with your full voice. Praise the Lord of righteousness, and exalt the King of the ages. I give him thanks . . .

13:8 . . . give him thanks in Jerusalem.

13:10 Give thanks worthily to the Lord, . . .

14:7 . . . his people will give thanks to God . . .

Judith 8:25 . . . give thanks to the Lord our God . . .

16:1 . . . Then Judith began this thanksgiving before all Israel, . . .

Wisdom 16:28 . . . one must rise before the sun to give thee thanks, . . .

Sirach 17:27 Who will sing praises to the Most High in Hades, as do those who are alive and give thanks?

39:6 . . . give thanks to the Lord in prayer.

39:15  ascribe majesty to his name and give thanks to him with praise, with songs on your lips, and with lyres; and this you shall say in thanksgiving:

47:8 In all that he did he gave thanks to the Holy One, the Most High, . . .

51:1 I will give thanks to thee, O Lord and King, and will praise thee as God my Savior. I give thanks to thy name, (cf. 51:12)

51:11 . . . sing praise with thanksgiving. . . .

2 Maccabees 8:27 . . . giving great praise and thanks to the Lord, . . .

10:7 . . . they offered hymns of thanksgiving to him . . .

10:38 . . . with hymns and thanksgivings they blessed the Lord . . .

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus declared, “I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; (cf. Lk 10:21)

Luke 2:38 . . .  she gave thanks to God . . .

John 11:41 . . . And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.

Acts 28:15 . . . On seeing them Paul thanked God and took courage.

Romans 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world.

6:17 But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed,

7:25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! . . .

14:6 He who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. He also who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God; while he who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.

1 Corinthians 1:4 I give thanks to God always for you because of the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus,

10:30 If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of that for which I give thanks?

14:18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than you all;

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

2 Corinthians 2:14 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumph, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.

4:15 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.

8:16 But thanks be to God who puts the same earnest care for you into the heart of Titus.

9:11-12 You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God; [12] for the rendering of this service not only supplies the wants of the saints but also overflows in many thanksgivings to God.

9:15 Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!

Ephesians 1:16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,

5:4 Let there be no filthiness, nor silly talk, nor levity, which are not fitting; but instead let there be thanksgiving.

5:20 always and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father.

Philippians 1:3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,

4:6 . . . in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Colossians 1:3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,

1:12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.

2:7 . . . abounding in thanksgiving.

3:15-17 . . . And be thankful. [16] Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. [17] 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.

4:2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving;

1 Thessalonians 2:13 And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.

3:9 For what thanksgiving can we render to God for you, for all the joy which we feel for your sake before our God,

5:18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, as is fitting, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.

2:13 But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.

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

2:1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men,

4:4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving; (cf. 4:3)

2 Timothy 1:3 I thank God whom I serve with a clear conscience, as did my fathers, when I remember you constantly in my prayers.

Philemon 1:4 I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers,

Revelation 4:9 . . . the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives for ever and ever,

7:12 . . . “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God for ever and ever! Amen.”

11:17 We give thanks to thee, Lord God Almighty, who art and who wast, that thou hast taken thy great power and begun to reign.

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Photo credit: Image by “johnhain” (January 2017) [Pixabay / CC0 Creative Commons]

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