97 Bible Verses about Appreciation

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 65 helpful votes

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Ruth 2:12 ESV / 59 helpful votes

The Lord repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge!”

James 5:13 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

1 Corinthians 1:1-31 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge— ...

1 Thessalonians 1:2 ESV / 27 helpful votes

We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers,

Luke 12:42-46 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and put him with the unfaithful.

2 Corinthians 9:10-11 ESV / 15 helpful votes

He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.

John 8:16-18 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father who sent me. In your Law it is written that the testimony of two people is true. I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me.”

Numbers 6:24-26 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Hebrews 13:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Colossians 3:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

1 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

Ephesians 5:19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,

Luke 19:26 ESV / 12 helpful votes

‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

1 Timothy 5:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.

Matthew 25:29 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Corinthians 1:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus,

Romans 13:8-10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Genesis 49:1-33 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Then Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you what shall happen to you in days to come. “Assemble and listen, O sons of Jacob, listen to Israel your father. “Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the firstfruits of my strength, preeminent in dignity and preeminent in power. Unstable as water, you shall not have preeminence, because you went up to your father's bed; then you defiled it—he went up to my couch! “Simeon and Levi are brothers; weapons of violence are their swords. ...

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.

1 Corinthians 4:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?

John 4:24 ESV / 9 helpful votes

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Psalm 109:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

2 Samuel 2:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Now may the Lord show steadfast love and faithfulness to you. And I will do good to you because you have done this thing.

Philemon 1:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.

1 Thessalonians 5:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,

1 Corinthians 4:7-9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it? Already you have all you want! Already you have become rich! Without us you have become kings! And would that you did reign, so that we might share the rule with you! For I think that God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death, because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels, and to men.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Psalm 128:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord.

Psalm 100:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!

2 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.

2 Timothy 1:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.

1 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 1:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,

1 Corinthians 9:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel.

Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 7 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. ...

John 3:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Luke 1:36 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.

Jeremiah 3:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“‘And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.

Psalm 107:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Numbers 21:4-7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. And the people became impatient on the way. And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this worthless food.” Then the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died. And the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord and against you. Pray to the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people.

Titus 2:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And so train the young women to love their husbands and children,

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Colossians 3:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

John 15:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

John 5:39 ESV / 6 helpful votes

You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me,

Matthew 25:1-46 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. ...

2 Chronicles 32:25 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But Hezekiah did not make return according to the benefit done to him, for his heart was proud. Therefore wrath came upon him and Judah and Jerusalem.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Hebrews 13:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.

Hebrews 12:28 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Hebrews 3:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

1 Timothy 6:6-8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. ...

Ephesians 5:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

Ephesians 4:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,

Ephesians 1:15-17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,

1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

1 Corinthians 15:57 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 15:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Romans 10:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?

Acts 17:30 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

John 13:34-35 ESV / 5 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Luke 1:44 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.

Daniel 12:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

Isaiah 52:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Psalm 118:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 37:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way;

1 Chronicles 16:34 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

2 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.

1 Thessalonians 5:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief.

1 Thessalonians 3:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For what thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for your sake before our God,

Philippians 1:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,

2 Corinthians 9:13-14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission flowing from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others, while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you.

Luke 1:31 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Isaiah 38:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The living, the living, he thanks you, as I do this day; the father makes known to the children your faithfulness.

Proverbs 22:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend.

Psalm 27:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Hebrews 13:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.

Hebrews 10:1-4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near. Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have any consciousness of sins? But in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Luke 1:43 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

Isaiah 65:25 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent's food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,” says the Lord.

Philippians 1:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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