Miriam, the older sister of Moses and Aaron, gave thanks to God while playing her tambourine and dancing with joy with the other women whom God saved from the Egyptians after they crossed over the Red Sea (Exod. 15:20-21).
Hannah gave a long prayer of thanks to God in 1 Samuel 2 because God granted her petition for a son. Once Samuel was weaned, Hannah and her husband, Elkanah, brought him to Eli the priest to be dedicated to the Lord (1 Sam. 2:1-10).
David gave thanks to God after winning his battle against the Philistines (2 Sam. 22:1-51).
King Solomon thanked God for all he had done to provide for Israel in his prayer of dedication for the temple (1 Kings 8:14-21).
5. The Author of Psalm 111
The author of this beloved psalm begins with the following words: Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart in the company of the upright, in the congregation. Psalm 111 is filled with praise for Gods wondrous works. The psalmist ends by reminding people that Gods praise endures forever.
Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, was thankful that God took away her reproach among the people of Israel (Luke 1:24-25). Before becoming pregnant with John, Elizabeth was barren and long beyond child-bearing age.
Mary, in a beautiful song of praise known as the Magnificat, gave thanks to the Lord for being chosen to bear the incarnate Son of God (Luke 1:46-55).
Jesus gave thanks to God before distributing the bread and fish to five thousand people who came to hear him teach (John 6:11).
9. The Leper Whom Jesus Healed
Ten lepers came to Jesus and asked him to heal them. Jesus sent them to the priests, and they were all healed along the way. Only one of the ten healed people returned to thank Jesus, and that person was not even a Jew. He was a Samaritan who was considered to be a foreigner in Israels sight (Luke 17:11-19).
Paul gave thanks to God for the believers in Philippi because of their partnership with him in the gospel (Phil. 1:3-11).