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  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THAN, adverb This word is placed after some comparative adjective or adverb, to express comparison between what precedes and what follows. Thus Elijah said, I am not better than my fathers. Wisdom is better than strength. Israel loved Joseph more than all his children. All nations are counted less than nothing. I who am less than the least of all saints. The last error shall be worse than the first. He that denies the faith is worse than an infidel.

After more, or an equivalent termination, the following word implies less, or worse; after less, or an equivalent termination, it implies more or better.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THANE, noun The thanes in England were formerly persons of some dignity; of these there were two orders, the king's thanes, who attended the Saxon and Danish kings in their courts, and held lands immediately of them; and the ordinary thanes, who were lords of manors, and who had a particular jurisdiction within their limits. After the conquest, this title was disused, and baron took its place.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THA'NE-LANDS, noun Lands granted to thanes.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THA'NESHIP, noun The state or dignity of a thane; or his seignory.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THANK, verb transitive

1. To express gratitude for a favor; to make acknowledgments to one for kindness bestowed.

We are bound to thank God always for you. 2 Thessalonians 1:3.

Joab bowed himself and thanked the king. 2 Samuel 14:22.

2. It is used ironically.

Weigh the danger with the doubtful bliss,

And thank yourself, if aught should fall amiss.


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Thank Offering, or Peace Offering

the properly eucharistic offering among the Jews, in its theory resembling the meat offering and therefore indicating that the offerer was already reconciled to and in covenant with God. Its ceremonial is described in (Leviticus 3:1) ... The peace offerings, unlike other sacrifices, were not ordained to be offered in fixed and regular course. The only constantly-recurring peace offering appears to have been that of the two firstling lambs at Pentecost. (Leviticus 23:19) The general principle of the peace offering seems to have been that it should be entirely spontaneous, offered as occasion should arise, from the feeling of the sacrificer himself. (Leviticus 19:5) On the first institution, (Leviticus 7:11-17) peace offerings are divided into "offerings of thanksgiving" and "vows or freewill offerings;" of which latter class the offering by a Nazarite on the completion of his vow is the most remarkable. (Numbers 6:14) We find accordingly peace offerings offered for the people on a great scale at periods of unusual solemnity or rejoicing. In two cases only

(Judges 20:26; 2 Samuel 24:26)

peace offerings are mentioned se offered with burnt offerings at a time of national sorrow and fasting.

Naves Topical Index
Thank Offerings

See Offerings

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THANK'ED, participle passive Having received expression of gratitude.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THANK'FUL, adjective Grateful; impressed with a sense of kindness received, and ready to acknowledge it. The Lord's supper is to be celebrated with a thankful remembrance of his sufferings and death.

Be thankful to him, and bless his name. Psalms 100:4.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THANK'FULLY, adverb With a grateful sense of favor or kindness received.

If you have liv'd, take thankfully the past'.

Naves Topical Index

Jesus set an example of
Matthew 11:25; Matthew 26:27; John 11:41

The heavenly host engage in
Revelation 4:9; Revelation 7:11-12; Revelation 11:16-17

Psalms 50:14

Should be offered:

To God
Psalms 50:14

To Christ
1 Timothy 1:12

Through Christ
Romans 1:8; Colossians 3:17; Hebrews 13:15

In the name of Christ
Ephesians 5:20

In behalf of ministers
2 Corinthians 1:11

In private worship
Daniel 6:10

In public worship
Psalms 35:18

In everything
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Upon the completion of great undertakings
Nehemiah 12:31; Nehemiah 12:40

Before taking food
John 6:11; Acts 27:35

Ephesians 1:16; Ephesians 5:20; 1 Thessalonians 1:2

As the remembrance of God's holiness
Psalms 30:4; Psalms 97:12

For the goodness and mercy of God
Psalms 106:1; Psalms 107:1; Psalms 136:1-3

For the gift of Christ
2 Corinthians 9:15

For Christ's power and reign
Revelation 11:17

For the reception and effectual working of the word of God in others
1 Thessalonians 2:13

For deliverance through Christ, from indwelling sin
Romans 7:23-25

For victory over death and the grave
1 Corinthians 15:57

For wisdom and might
Daniel 2:23

For the triumph of the gospel
2 Corinthians 2:14

For the conversion of others
Romans 6:17

For faith exhibited by others
Romans 1:8; 2 Thessalonians 1:3

For love exhibited by others
2 Thessalonians 1:3

For the grace bestowed on others
1 Corinthians 1:4; Philippians 1:3-5; Colossians 1:3-6

For the zeal exhibited by others
2 Corinthians 8:16

For nearness of God's presence
Psalms 75:1

For appointment to the ministry
1 Timothy 1:12

For willingness to offer our property for God's service
1 Chronicles 29:6-14

For the supply of our bodily wants
Romans 14:6-7; 1 Timothy 4:3-4

For all men
1 Timothy 2:1

For all things
2 Corinthians 9:11; Ephesians 5:20

Should be accompanied by intercession for others
1 Timothy 2:1; 2 Timothy 1:3; Philippians 1:4

Should always accompany prayer
Nehemiah 11:17; Philippians 4:6; Colossians 4:2

Should always accompany praise
Psalms 92:1; Hebrews 13:15

Expressed in Psalms
1 Chronicles 16:7

Ministers appointed to offer, in public
1 Chronicles 16:4; 1 Chronicles 16:7; 1 Chronicles 23:30; 2 Chronicles 31:2

Saints exhorted to:

General references
Psalms 105:1; Colossians 3:15

Resolve to offer
Psalms 18:49; Psalms 30:12

Habitually offer
Daniel 6:10

Offer sacrifices of
Psalms 116:17

Abound in the faith with
Colossians 2:7

Magnify God by
Psalms 69:30

Come before God with
Psalms 95:2

Enter God's gates with
Psalms 100:4

Of hypocrites, full of boasting
Luke 18:11

The wicked averse to thankfulness
Romans 1:21


General references
Genesis 32:10; Genesis 48:11; Genesis 48:15-16; Exodus 15:1-21; Numbers 21:17-18; 1 Kings 8:56; 1 Chronicles 29:14; Ezra 7:27; Psalms 9:1-2; Psalms 9:4; Psalms 13:6; Psalms 22:23-25; Psalms 26:7; Psalms 28:7; Psalms 30:1; Psalms 30:3; Psalms 30:11-12; Psalms 31:7; Psalms 31:21; Psalms 35:9-10; Psalms 35:18; Psalms 40:2-3; Psalms 40:5; Psalms 41:11-12; Psalms 44:7-8; Psalms 54:6-7; Psalms 56:12-13; Psalms 59:16-17; Psalms 66:8-9; Psalms 66:12-16; Psalms 66:20; Psalms 68:19; Psalms 71:15; Psalms 71:23-24; Psalms 79:13; Psalms 89:1; Psalms 92:1-2; Psalms 92:4; Psalms 98:1; Psalms 100:4; Psalms 102:18-20; Psalms 104:1; Psalms 116:12-14; Psalms 116:17; Psalms 119:65; Psalms 119:108; Psalms 136:1-26; Isaiah 63:7; Daniel 2:23; Daniel 4:2; Daniel 4:34; Daniel 6:22; Acts 2:46-47; Acts 28:15; Romans 14:6; Colossians 1:3; 1 Timothy 1:12

By David
1 Chronicles 29:13

By the Levites
2 Chronicles 5:12-13

By Daniel
Daniel 2:23

By Jonah
Jonah 2:9

By Simeon
Luke 2:28

By Anna
Luke 2:38

By Paul
Acts 28:15
Joy; Praise; Psalms; Worship


General references
Genesis 35:1; Exodus 12:14; Exodus 12:17; Exodus 12:42; Exodus 13:3; Exodus 13:8-10; Exodus 13:14-16; Exodus 16:32; Exodus 34:26; Leviticus 19:24; Leviticus 23:14; Deuteronomy 12:18; Deuteronomy 16:9-15; Deuteronomy 26:10; Judges 5:11; Psalms 48:11; Psalms 50:14-15; Psalms 98:1; Psalms 105:1-45; Psalms 106:1; Psalms 107:1-2; Psalms 107:15; Psalms 107:22; Psalms 107:42-43; Psalms 118:1; Psalms 118:4; Proverbs 3:9-10; Ecclesiastes 7:14; Isaiah 48:20; Joel 2:26; Romans 2:4; Romans 15:27; Ephesians 5:4; Ephesians 5:19-20; Philippians 4:6; Colossians 1:12; Colossians 2:7; Colossians 3:15-17; Colossians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; 1 Timothy 2:1; 1 Timothy 4:3-5; Hebrews 13:15; James 1:9
Joy; Praise; Psalms

Of man to man:

The Israelites, to Joshua
Joshua 19:49-50

The spies, to Rahab
Joshua 6:22-25

Saul, to the Kenites
1 Samuel 15:6

Naomi, to Boaz
Ruth 2:19-20


To the men of Jabesh-Gilead
2 Samuel 2:5-7

To Hanun
2 Samuel 10:2

To Barzillai
1 Kings 2:7


To Phebe
Romans 16:1-4

To Onesiphorus
2 Timothy 1:16-18

The people of Melita, to Paul
Acts 28:10

To God

Instances of:

Genesis 4:1; Genesis 4:25

Genesis 8:20

Genesis 14:20

Genesis 19:19

Genesis 21:6-7

Genesis 12:7; Genesis 13:4

Abraham's servant
Genesis 24:27; Genesis 24:35

Genesis 26:22

Genesis 29:32-35

Genesis 30:6

Genesis 31:42; Genesis 35:3; Genesis 35:7

Genesis 41:51-52

Exodus 15:1-19

Exodus 15:20-22

Exodus 18:10

Exodus 4:31; Numbers 21:17; Numbers 31:49-54; 1 Chronicles 29:22

Jude 1:5

1 Samuel 1:27-28

1 Samuel 7:12


General references
2 Samuel 6:21

The queen of Sheba
1 Kings 10:9

2 Chronicles 2:12

Jehoshaphat's army
2 Chronicles 20:27-28

The Levites
Nehemiah 9:4-38

The Jews
Nehemiah 12:43

The mariners
Jonah 1:16

The shepherds
Luke 2:20

Those whom Jesus healed:

The man with palsy
Luke 5:25

The healed demoniac
Luke 8:39

The woman bent with infirmity
Luke 13:13

One of the ten lepers whom Jesus healed
Luke 17:15-16

Blind Bartimaeus
Luke 18:43; Mark 10:46-52

The centurion for his son
John 4:53

The lame man healed by Peter
Acts 3:8

Before taking food, by Jesus
Matthew 14:19; Mark 8:6-7

Acts 27:35
Praise; Prayer, Thanksgiving Before Taking Food

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THANK'FULNESS,noun Expression of gratitude; acknowledgment of a favor.

1. Gratitude; a lively sense of good received.

The celebration of these holy mysteries being ended, retire with all thankfulness of heart for having been admitted to that heavenly feast.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THANK'ING, participle present tense Expressing gratitude for good received.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THANK'LESS, adjective Unthankful; ungrateful; not acknowledging favors.

That she may feel

How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is

To have a thankless child.

1. Not deserving thanks, or not likely to gain thanks; as a thankless office.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THANK'LESSNESS, noun Ingratitude; failure to acknowledge a kindness.

THANK'-OFFERING, noun [thank and offering.]

An offering made in acknowledgment of mercy.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THANKS, noun generally in the plural. Expression of gratitude; an acknowledgment made to express a sense of favor or kindness received. Gratitude is the feeling or sentiment excited by kindness; thanks are the expression of that sentiment. Luke 6:1.

THANKS be to God, who giveth us the victory. 1 Corinthians 15:57.

THANKS be to God for his unspeakable gift. 2 Corinthians 9:15.

He took bread and gave thanks to God. Acts 27:35.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THANKSGIVE, verb transitive thanksgiv.' [thanks and give.]

To celebrate or distinguish by solemn rites. [Not in use.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THANKSGIV'ER, noun One who gives thanks or acknowledges a kindness.

Naves Topical Index

See Praise; Thankfulness
Praise; Thankfulness

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THANKSGIV'ING, participle present tense Rendering thanks for good received.

THANKSGIV'ING, noun The act of rendering thanks or expressing gratitude for favors or mercies.

Every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if received with thanksgiving 1 Timothy 4:3.

1. A public celebration of divine goodness; also, a day set apart for religious services, specially to acknowledge the goodness of God, either in any remarkable deliverance from calamities or danger, or in the ordinary dispensation of his bounties. The practice of appointing an annual thanksgiving originated in New England.

THANK'-WORTHY, adjective [thank and worthy.] Deserving thanks; meritorious. 1 Peter 2:1.