eudokia: good pleasureOriginal Word: εὐδοκία, ας, ἡPart of Speech:
(a) good-will (good-pleasure), favor, feeling of complacency of God to man, (b) good-pleasure, satisfaction, happiness, delight of men.
Cognate: 2107 eudokía – properly, what seems good or beneficial to someone; "good pleasure." See 2106 (eudokeō).
God's good pleasure (2107 /eudokía) requires something is done through His work of inbirthing faith.
2 Thes 1:11: "for which [glorification, cf. 1:10], indeed each time we pray about (peri) you – for the purpose (hina) that our God may deem you worthy of the calling, and may fulfill every good-pleasure (2107 /eudokía, of God) that comes from (His) goodness and (His) work of faith (4102 /pístis), in (His) ability."
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
good pleasureNASB Translation
desire (2), good pleasure (1), good will (1), kind intention (2), pleased (1), well-pleasing (2).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2107: εὐδοκίαεὐδοκία
, as εὐλογία
), 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
(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<10> (); 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<10> (); Sir. 9:12). 10>
3. desire (for delight in any absent thing easily begets a longing for it): Romans 10:1; cf. Philippi and Tholuck at the passage.<1> 10>
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