Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #2107: eudokia (pronounced yoo-dok-ee'-ah)

from a presumed compound of 2095 and the base of 1380; satisfaction, i.e. (subjectively) delight, or (objectively) kindness, wish, purpose:--desire, good pleasure (will), X seem good.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) will, choice

1a) good will, kindly intent, benevolence

2) delight, pleasure, satisfaction

3) desire

3a) for delight in any absent thing easily produces longing for it

Part of Speech: noun feminine

Relation: from a presumed compound of G2095 and the base of G1380

Citing in TDNT: 2:742, 273


This word is used 9 times:

Matthew 11:26: "for so it seemed good in thy sight."
Luke 2:14: "on earth peace, good will toward men."
Luke 10:21: "for so it seemed good in thy sight."
Romans 10:1: "Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to"
Ephesians 1:5: "himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,"
Ephesians 1:9: "will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:"
Philippians 1:15: "some also of good will:"
Philippians 2:13: "and to do of his good pleasure."
2 Thessalonians 1:11: "would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness, and"

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