New International Version
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
King James Bible
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Darby Bible Translation
in everything give thanks, for this is [the] will of God in Christ Jesus towards you;
World English Bible
In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus toward you.
Young's Literal Translation
in every thing give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus in regard to you.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In every thing give thanks - For this reason, that all things work together for good to them that love God; therefore, every occurrence may be a subject of gratitude and thankfulness. While ye live to God, prosperity and adversity will be equally helpful to you.
For this is the will of God - That ye should be always happy; that ye should ever be in the spirit of prayer; and that ye should profit by every occurrence in life, and be continually grateful and obedient; for gratitude and obedience are inseparably connected.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"Lord, when we leave the world and come to thee, How dull, how slur, are we! How backward! How prepost'rous is the motion Of our ungain devotion! Our thoughts are millstones, and our souls are lead, And our desires are dead: Our vows are fairly promis'd, faintly paid, Or broken, or not made. * * * * * * * Is the road fair, we loiter; clogged with mire, We stick or else retire; A lamb appeals a lion, and we fear Each bush we see's a bear. When our dull souls direct our thoughts to …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
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Of David. When he pretended to be insane before Abimelek, who drove him away, and he left. I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.
Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.
always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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