1 Thessalonians 5:18
No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. (NLT, 1st ed.)
In every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. (Amplified)
Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (CEB)
Whatever happens, keep thanking God because of Jesus Christ. This is what God wants you to do. (CEV)
Whatever happens, always be thankful. This is how God wants you to live in Christ Jesus. (ERV)
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (ESV)
Be thankful, whatever the circumstances may be. If you follow this advice you will be working out the will of God expressed to you in Jesus Christ. (J B Phillips)
Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live. (The Message)
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (NIV)
Give thanks to God no matter what circumstances you find yourself in. (This is God’s will for all of you in Jesus the Anointed.) (The Voice)
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No matter the translation or paraphrase, each signals a basic attitutde...
No matter what, always be thankful.
No matter what,
That's a tall order in our world today.
Anyone want to hazard a guess as to how that would look if fleshed out today?