Word Summary
eudokia: good pleasure
Original Word: εὐδοκία
Transliteration: eudokia
Phonetic Spelling: (yoo-dok-ee'-ah)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: good pleasure
Meaning: good pleasure
Strong's Concordance
delight, good pleasure

From a presumed compound of eu and the base of dokeo; satisfaction, i.e. (subjectively) delight, or (objectively) kindness, wish, purpose -- desire, good pleasure (will), X seem good.

see GREEK eu

see GREEK dokeo

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2107: εὐδοκία

εὐδοκία, εὐδοκίας, (from εὐδοκέω, as εὐλογία from εὐλογέω), unknown to secular authors (Boeckh, Inscriptions 5960), found in the O. T. in some of the Psalms (for רָצון) and often in Sir.; on it cf. Fritzsche on Romans, ii., p. 371f; (especially Lightfoot on Philippians 1:15); properly,beneplacitum (Vulg. (edited by Clement.) Ephesians 1:9);

1. will, choice: Matthew 11:26; Luke 10:21 (on both passages see ἔμπροσθεν, 2 b.); Sir. 1:27 (); , etc.; in particular, good-will, kindly intent, benevolence: Ephesians 1:5, 9; Philippians 2:13 (Psalm 50:20 (); Sir. 2:16 Sir. 11:17 () etc.); δἰ εὐδοκίαν, prompted by good will, Philippians 1:15.

2. delight, pleasure, satisfaction: with the genitive of the thing that pleases, 2 Thessalonians 1:11; ἐν ἀνθρώποις εὐδοκία, either among men pleasure produced by salvation, or God's pleasure in men, Luke 2:14 R G Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading; ἄνθρωποι εὐδοκίας, men in whom God is well pleased (i. e. not a particular class of men (viz. believers), but the whole race, contemplated as blessed in Christ's birth), Luke 2:14. L T Tr text WH text (see WH's Appendix at the passage; Field, Otium Norv. iii. at the passage) (Psalm 144:16 (); Sir. 9:12).

3. desire (for delight in any absent thing easily begets a longing for it): Romans 10:1; cf. Philippi and Tholuck at the passage.