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The offering of thanks, especially for gifts received. Scripture emphasises the importance of giving thanks to God for all his gifts and works, both as an expression of our dependence upon him and gratitude to him.

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Thanksgiving is sometimes linked with praise to God

Psalm 69:30 ESV
I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.
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The duty of thanksgiving to God

1 Timothy 4:3–4 ESV
who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
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The expression of thanksgiving to God

Through OT offerings

Psalm 50:14 ESV
Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High,
When we refuse to give God thanks, we are saying I refused to give you an sacrifice offering of thanksgiving
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In Christian gatherings

1 Corinthians 10:16 ESV
The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ?
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Through song

Psalm 95:2 ESV
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
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Through prayer

1 Timothy 2:1 ESV
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,
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Through giving

2 Corinthians 9:11–12 ESV
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.

In conversation

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Believers are to give thanks in all circumstances

1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
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Thanksgiving for the blessings of salvation

1 Corinthians 15:57 ESV
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
See also ; for victory through Christ; for God’s grace; for Jesus Christ himself; ; for union with Christ

Examples of those who gave thanks to God

Jesus Christ

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Paul

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Heavenly beings

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