Thanksgivings

eatham.jpegAbe Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.

lincolngreen.jpegBy the President: Abraham Lincoln (click for entire proclamation)

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Here are lll the thanksgiving’s and giving thank’s in the Bible, the New King James Bible to be exact. I even left in some weird ones. I hope you have a happy thanksgiving.

  •  Le 7:12 ‘If he offers it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer, with the sacrifice of thanksgiving, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, unleavened wafers anointed with oil, or cakes of blended flour mixed with oil.
  • Le 7:13 ‘Besides the cakes, as his offering he shall offer leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offering.
  • Le 7:15 ‘The flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offering for thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day it is offered. He shall not leave any of it until morning.
  • 1stthanks.jpegLe 22:29 “And when you offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the LORD, offer it of your own free will.
  • 2Sa 22:50 Therefore I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the Gentiles, And sing praises to Your name.
  • 1Ch 16:8 Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!
  • 1Ch 16:34 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
  • 1Ch 16:35 And say, “Save us, O God of our salvation; Gather us together, and deliver us from the Gentiles, To give thanks to Your holy name, To triumph in Your praise.”
  • 1Ch 16:41 and with them Heman and Jeduthun and the rest who were chosen, who were designated by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because His mercy endures forever;
  • 1Ch 25:3 Of Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the direction of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp to give thanks and to praise the LORD.
  • familythanks.jpeg2Ch 31:2 And Hezekiah appointed the divisions of the priests and the Levites according to their divisions, each man according to his service, the priests and Levites for burnt offerings and peace offerings, to serve, to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the camp of the LORD.
  • Ezr 3:11 And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the LORD: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever toward Israel.” Then all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.
  • Ne 11:17 Mattaniah the son of Micha, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, the leader who began the thanksgiving with prayer; Bakbukiah, the second among his brethren; and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.
  • Ne 12:8 Moreover the Levites were Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah who led the thanksgiving psalms, he and his brethren.
  • Ne 12:24 And the heads of the Levites were Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with their brothers across from them, to praise and give thanks, group alternating with group, according to the command of David the man of God.
  • Ne 12:31 So I brought the leaders of Judah up on the wall, and appointed two large thanksgiving choirs. One went to the right hand on the wall toward the Refuse Gate.
  • Ne 12:38 The other thanksgiving choir went the opposite way, and I was behind them with half of the people on the wall, going past the Tower of the Ovens as far as the Broad Wall,
  • Ne 12:40 So the two thanksgiving choirs stood in the house of God, likewise I and the half of the rulers with me;
  • Ne 12:46 For in the days of David and Asaph of old there were chiefs of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.
  • Ps 18:49 Therefore I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the Gentiles, And sing praises to Your name.
  • Ps 26:7 That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, And tell of all Your wondrous works.
  • Ps 30:4 Sing praise to the LORD, You saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
  • Ps 30:12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.
  • Ps 50:14 Offer to God thanksgiving, And pay your vows to the Most High.
  •  Ps 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify Him with thanksgiving.
  • Ps 75:1 <<To the Chief Musician. Set to “Do Not Destroy.” A Psalm of Asaph. A Song.>> We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks! For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near.
  • Ps 92:1 <<A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath day.>> It is good to give thanks to the LORD, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
  • crossthanks.jpegPs 95:2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
  • Ps 97:12 Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
  • Ps 100:1 <<A Psalm of Thanksgiving.>> Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!
  • Ps 100:4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
  • Ps 105:1 Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!
  • Ps 106:1 Praise the LORD! Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
  • Ps 106:47 Save us, O LORD our God, And gather us from among the Gentiles, To give thanks to Your holy name, To triumph in Your praise.
  • Ps 107:1 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
  • Ps 107:8 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
  • Ps 107:15 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
  • Ps 107:21 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
  • Ps 107:22 Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, And declare His works with rejoicing.
  • Ps 107:31 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
  • Ps 116:17 I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving, And will call upon the name of the LORD.
  • Ps 118:1 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
  • Ps 118:29 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
  • Ps 119:62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks to You, Because of Your righteous judgments.
  • Ps 122:4 Where the tribes go up, The tribes of the LORD, To the Testimony of Israel, To give thanks to the name of the LORD.
  • Ps 136:1 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
  • Ps 136:2 Oh, give thanks to the God of gods! For His mercy endures forever.
  • Ps 136:3 Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords! For His mercy endures forever:
  • Ps 136:26 Oh, give thanks to the God of heaven! For His mercy endures forever.
  • Ps 140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name; The upright shall dwell in Your presence.
  • Ps 147:7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; Sing praises on the harp to our God,
  • Isa 51:3 For the LORD will comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden, And her desert like the garden of the LORD; Joy and gladness will be found in it, Thanksgiving and the voice of melody.
  • Jer 30:19 Then out of them shall proceed thanksgiving And the voice of those who make merry; I will multiply them, and they shall not diminish; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
  • Am 4:5 Offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, Proclaim and announce the freewill offerings; For this you love, You children of Israel!” Says the Lord GOD.
  • Jon 2:9 But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.”
  • Mr 14:23 Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, and they all drank from it.
  • Joh 6:11 And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted.
  • Joh 6:23* however, other boats came from Tiberias, near the place where they ate bread after the Lord had given thanks–
  • Ro 16:4* who risked their own necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.
  • 1Co 10:30* But if I partake with thanks, why am I evil spoken of for the food over which I give thanks?
  • 1Co 11:24* and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
  • 1Co 14:17* For you indeed give thanks well, but the other is not edified.
  • 2Co 4:15* For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.
  • 2Co 9:11* while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.
  • Eph 1:16* do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers:
  • Eph 5:20* giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
  • Php 4:6* Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
  • Col 1:3* We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
  • Col 1:12* giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.
  • Col 2:7* rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.
  • Col 3:17* And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
  • Col 4:2* Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;
  • 1Th 1:2* We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers,
  • 1Th 5:18* in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
  • 2Th 2:13* But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth,
  • 1Ti 4:3* forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
  • 1Ti 4:4* For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving;
  • Heb 13:15* Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
  • Re 7:12* saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”

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7 thoughts on “Thanksgivings

  1. Tee-hee, I got 11 right; pretty turkey ignorant, me thinks!

    However, with all those “thanksgivings” and “giving thanks” in the Bible, it seems clear to me we have a choice in being thankful! I’m glad President Lincoln thought it necessary to be thankful to God even in the midst of a very sad war. He surely recognized where his source was.

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I’m fixing a 41-pound Tom turkey, pretty huge fella – gobble, gobble.

  2. Let’s see: 28 hungry adults and 11 children (and we’re kinda on the smaller size this year), maybe 41 pounds won’t be enough! I would actually LIKE some leftovers this year!

    We have been Thanksgivinging for 60 years now with four generations present for about 10 years. I consider ouselves to be VERY blessed with such a loving family. It started out with three siblings getting together once they married. Personally, from a new bride/mother, I started out quite intimidated with the huge clan and have aged to a very happy gramma with my own grambabies joining the bedlam. It’s really wonderful!

  3. Turkey: much better things to be reasonable about. (I’m with Jean on the left-overs). 😉 Happy Thanksgiving, Bill, and the maxgrace.com blog community!

  4. jean, i sure hope that gold foil (or was it red?) ham is there too…oh my!! i’m bringing my squash soup, buttermilk pie and peach cake…..you’re bringing the bird? kathleen isn’t?

  5. You guys are making me hungry.
    And thankful.
    Have a great day.

    Donny… I guess that means there’s a lot to be thankful for.
    Right?

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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