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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.