2017-11-21 - Thanksgiving Passages from the Bible
Past Biblical Examples of Thanksgiving
(Neh 12:24 NRSV) And the leaders of the Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua son of Kadmiel, with their associates over against them, to praise and to give thanks, according to the commandment of David the man of God, section opposite to section.
(Psa 30:11-12 NRSV) You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, 12 so that my soul may praise you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you forever.
(Mat 15:36 NRSV) He (Christ) took the seven loaves and the fish; and after giving thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.
(Rom 14:6 NRSV) Those who observe the day, observe it in honor of the Lord. Also those who eat, eat in honor of the Lord, since they give thanks to God; while those who abstain, abstain in honor of the Lord and give thanks to God.
(Eph 5:18-20 NRSV) Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, 20 giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(1 Th 5:18 NRSV) Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
(1 Chr 16:34 NRSV) O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever.
(Psa 79:13 NRSV) Then we your people, the flock of your pasture, will give thanks to you forever; from generation to generation we will recount your praise.
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Janice P. Moser
All verses are from the New American Standard Version (NASB) unless otherwise noted.
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