Did you know that the Bible is filled with verses about thanksgiving? How awesome that scripture records so many amazing Thanksgiving Bible verses perfect for helping us understand authentic gratitude and thankfulness.
Whether you want to study Thanksgiving scriptures with your family as part of the fall American Thanksgiving holiday or you’d like to cultivate a more thankful heart, you’ll enjoy this list of 35 amazing Thanksgiving scripture verses.
Scroll down to see these powerful Bible verses for thanksgiving!
How Are These Thanksgiving Bible Verses Grouped?
As I mentioned above, anytime is a great time to discover authentic thankfulness. It doesn’t have to be a national holiday.
You also may have different reasons for looking up thanksgiving scriptures. Perhaps you want to pick some beautiful thanksgiving Bible verses for children; or maybe you want to read a thanksgiving Bible verse as part of your large family gathering for Thanksgiving dinner.
No matter how you plan to use these Thanksgiving Bible verses, here’s how I’ve divided them up:
- 19 Thanksgiving Scriptures That Praise God for His Goodness
- 4 Thanksgiving Bible Verses About Choosing to Give Thanks
- 7 Thanksgiving Bible Verses That Show Others Being Thankful
- 5 Thanksgiving Bible Verses That Express Thanks for Other People
Lastly, since each your preferred Bible translation may differ from mine, I’ve just included the Bible verse references here.
5 Ways to Use These Thanksgiving Bible Verses
Wondering how to use these thanksgiving Bible quotes? The sky is the limit, but here are a few ideas I came up with:
- memorize these verses with your children (check out these fun ways to memorize Bible verses)
- write a few thanksgiving Bible verses on placards as part of a Thanksgiving dinner table setting;
- read some of these thanksgiving scriptures before you begin the Thanksgiving meal (it would be fun to put them on little slips of paper and pull them out of a jar);
- read one of these thanksgiving Bible verses a day, starting the week before the Thanksgiving holiday; or
- choose 30 of these verses and create a 30-day Bible study using the 5Rs Bible study method
P.S. Speaking of doing a Thanksgiving Bible study, why not download this awesome free 5-day “Giving Thanks” Bible Study for kids and adults?
It’s a wonderful way to discover authentic gratitude with your kids this Thanksgiving.
19 Thanksgiving Scriptures That Praise God for His Goodness
Our God is amazing and so good! Doesn’t it feel wonderful to read these Thanksgiving verses from the Bible that proudly proclaim His power, His love and His enduring faithfulness to His people?
- 1 Chronicles 16:34
- 1 Chronicles 29:13
- Psalm 7:17
- Psalm 9:1
- Psalm 35:18
- Psalm 69:30
- Psalm 95:2
- Psalm 100:4
- Psalm 106:47
- Psalm 107:8
- Psalm 118:19
- Psalm 118:21
- Romans 6:17
- Romans 7:25
- 1 Corinthians 15:57
- 2 Corinthians 2:14
- 2 Corinthians 4:15
- Revelation 7:12
- Revelation 11:17
4 Thanksgiving Bible Verses About Choosing to Give Thanks
Often giving thanks to God is an active choice! Our situations and circumstances are never perfect, and because of this it can be difficult to give thanks, especially during trials.
However, God reminds us of the blessings that come when we decide to surrender to His ways. When we can say thank you (even through tears), we can trust God that He understands the circumstances and has allowed them in love in order for us to grow closer to Him.
- Psalm 118:24
- 1 Thessalonians 5:18
- Philippians 4:6
- Colossians 3:17
7 Thanksgiving Bible Verses That Show Others Being Thankful
How amazing that the Bible gives us a written record of other Christian brothers and sisters who demonstrated thankfulness!
These Thanksgiving Bible scriptures show how thanksgiving is not just something relegated to a national holiday once a year, but it can be an active part of all of our everyday celebrations.
- 2 Chronicles 5:12-14
- Daniel 6:10
- Matthew 15:36
- Matthew 26:26
- Luke 2:38
- Acts 27:35
- 2 Corinthians 9:11-15
5 Thanksgiving Bible Verses That Express Thanks for Other People
Not only can we share Bible verses on Thanksgiving that proclaim God’s goodness, we can also speak aloud great blessings to our loved ones when we tell them how thankful we are for them.
I love these beautiful Thanksgiving scriptures that remind us to treasure our friends and family.
- 1 Corinthians 1:4
- Ephesians 1:16
- Ephesians 5:20
- 1 Thessalonians 1:2
- 2 Thessalonians 1:3
- How to Find More Thanksgiving Bible Verses
The 35 verses chosen here are only a tiny sampling of what the Bible says about thankfulness!
If you’re looking for more Thanksgiving Bible verses, I highly recommend getting a study Bible with a concordance like one of these. Other words you can look up in the concordance as related to thanksgiving could be “thanks,” “grateful,” “rejoice,” or “glad”.
Dig into God’s word and enjoy looking up even more of these thanksgiving Bible verses!
Other Fall and Thanksgiving Bible Verse Resources
Don’t forget to download your free 5-Day Thanksgiving Bible study for kids or adults!