Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
And since these people refused to acknowledge God, He has allowed [or, abandoned] them to have degraded minds and to practice those things which they should not do.
Therefore, although in [the fellowship of] Christ I have enough boldness to order you to do the proper thing,
Speak to one another by using psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making music with your hearts to the Lord.
I do not stop thanking [God] for you. I keep asking, in my prayers,
(However, meanwhile, some other [small] boats had come from Tiberias [i.e., a small town on the west side of the lake] near where they had eaten bread after the Lord had given thanks).
2 Corinthians 1:11
as you cooperate by praying for us. Then, many people will give thanks [to God] on our behalf for the gift He has given to us through [your] many [prayers].
2 Corinthians 9:15
I thank God for His indescribable gift [i.e., Christ. See Rom. 8:32].
Do not worry about anything, but in everything, by prayer and [special] petition, along with thanksgivings, you should make your requests known to God.
You should let the peace given by Christ rule in your hearts, since you people were called [to be at peace] in one body [i.e., the church]; and you should be thankful.
1 Thessalonians 3:9
For how can we thank God [enough] for you, in return for all the joy we have over you, in the presence of our God?
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Thank [God] for everything, for this is what God wants for you in [the fellowship of] Christ Jesus.
[So], through Jesus then, we should continually offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the expression of our lips as we confess His name [to be our Lord].