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Lexicon :: Strong's G2106 - eudokeō

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εὐδοκέω
Transliteration
eudokeō (Key)
Pronunciation
yoo-dok-eh'-o
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:738,273

Strong’s Definitions

εὐδοκέω eudokéō, yoo-dok-eh'-o; from G2095 and G1380; to think well of, i.e. approve (an act); specially, to approbate (a person or thing):—think good, (be well) please(-d), be the good (have, take) pleasure, be willing.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x

The KJV translates Strong's G2106 in the following manner: be well pleased (7x), please (5x), have pleasure (4x), be willing (2x), be (one's) good pleasure (1x), take pleasure (1x), think good (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x
The KJV translates Strong's G2106 in the following manner: be well pleased (7x), please (5x), have pleasure (4x), be willing (2x), be (one's) good pleasure (1x), take pleasure (1x), think good (1x).
  1. it seems good to one, is one's good pleasure

    1. think it good, choose, determine, decide

    2. to do willingly

    3. to be ready to, to prefer, choose rather

  2. to be well pleased with, take pleasure in, to be favourably inclined towards one

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
εὐδοκέω eudokéō, yoo-dok-eh'-o; from G2095 and G1380; to think well of, i.e. approve (an act); specially, to approbate (a person or thing):—think good, (be well) please(-d), be the good (have, take) pleasure, be willing.
STRONGS NT 2106: εὐδοκέω
εὐδοκέω, εὐδοκῶ; imperfect 1 person plural εὐδοκοῦμεν (1 Thessalonians 2:8 (where WH after Vat. ἠυδοκουμεν; Winers Grammar, and Buttmann, as below)); 1 aorist εὐδόκησα and (in Hebrews 10:6, 8, L T Tr; 1 Corinthians 10:5 L Tr WH; Romans 15:26, 27 and 1 Thessalonians 3:1 T Tr WH; Matthew 12:18 T Tr; Matthew 3:17 T; Colossians 1:19 L marginal reading) ἠυδόκησα, cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 456 and 140; Winers Grammar, 71 (69); (Buttmann, 34 (30); Tdf. Proleg., p. 120; WH's Appendix, p. 162); (from εὖ aud δοκέω, cf. Fritzsche on Romans, ii., p. 370, who treats of the word fully and with his usual learning (cf. Winers Grammar, 101 (95))); the Sept. mostly for רָצָה; among Greek writers used especially by Polybius, Diodorus, and Dionysius Halicarnassus;
1. as in secular authors, followed by an infinitive, it seems good to one, is one's good pleasure; to think it good, choose, determine, decide: Luke 12:32; 1 Corinthians 1:21; Galatians 1:15; once followed by the accusative with an infinitive, Colossians 1:19 (cf. Lightfoot; Winers Grammar, § 64, 3 b.; Buttmann, § 129, 16); with the included idea of kindness accompanying the decision, Romans 15:26f; to do willingly what is signified by the infinitive, to be ready to, 1 Thessalonians 2:8; to prefer, choose rather (A. V. we thought it good), 1 Thessalonians 3:1; Sir. 25:16; more fully μᾶλλον εὐδοκῶ, 2 Corinthians 5:8.
2. by a usage peculiar to Biblical writers, followed by ἐν τίνι, to be well pleased with, take pleasure in, a person or thing (cf. Winers Grammar, 38, 232 (218); Buttmann, 185 (160)): Matthew 3:17; Matthew 12:18 Tr; Matthew 17:5; Mark 1:11; Luke 3:22 (on the tense in the preceding passage cf. Winers Grammar, 278 (261); Buttmann, 198 (171)); 1 Corinthians 10:5; 2 Corinthians 12:10; 2 Thessalonians 2:12 R G L brackets; Hebrews 10:38 (בְּ חָפֵץ, 2 Samuel 22:20; Malachi 2:17; בְּ רָצָה, Psalm 149:4). followed by εἰς τινα (i. e. when directing the mind, turning the thoughts, unto), to be favorably inclined toward one (cf. Winers Grammar, § 31, 5; Buttmann, § 133, 23): Matthew 12:18 R G; 2 Peter 1:17; with a simple accusative of person to be favorable to, take pleasure in (cf. Winer's Grammar, 222 (209)): Matthew 12:18 L T WH; with the accusative of the thing: Hebrews 10:6, 8 (Psalm 50:18, 21 (Ps. 51:18,21); Psalm 84:2 (Ps. 85:2); Genesis 33:10; Leviticus 26:34, 41); as in Greek writings also, with the dative of the person or thing with which one is well pleased: 2 Thessalonians 2:12 T Tr WH (see above); 1 Macc. 1:43; 1 Esdr. 4:39. (Compare: συνευδοκέω.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Genesis
33:10
Leviticus
26:34; 26:41
2 Samuel
22:20
Psalms
50:18; 50:21; 51:18; 84:2; 85:2; 149:4
Malachi
2:17
Matthew
3:17; 3:17; 12:18; 12:18; 12:18; 12:18; 17:5
Mark
1:11
Luke
3:22; 12:32
Romans
15:26; 15:26; 15:27
1 Corinthians
1:21; 10:5; 10:5
2 Corinthians
5:8; 12:10
Galatians
1:15
Colossians
1:19; 1:19
1 Thessalonians
2:8; 2:8; 3:1; 3:1
2 Thessalonians
2:12; 2:12
Hebrews
10:6; 10:6; 10:8; 10:8; 10:38
2 Peter
1:17

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2106 matches the Greek εὐδοκέω (eudokeō),
which occurs 21 times in 21 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:17 - and lo, a voice out of the heavens, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:18 -
Behold, my servant whom I have chosen;
My beloved in whom my soul is well pleased:
I will put my Spirit upon him,
And he shall declare judgment to the Gentiles.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:5 - While he was yet speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold, a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:11 - and a voice came out of the heavens, Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I am well pleased.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:22 - and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form, as a dove, upon him, and a voice came out of heaven, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:32 - Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:26 - For it hath been the good pleasure of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints that are at Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:27 - Yea, it hath been their good pleasure; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, they owe it to them also to minister unto them in carnal things.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:21 - For seeing that in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom knew not God, it was God’s good pleasure through the foolishness of the preaching to save them that believe.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:5 - Howbeit with most of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:8 - we are of good courage, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 12:10 - Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:15 - But when it was the good pleasure of God, who separated me, even from my mother’s womb, and called me through his grace,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:19 - For it was the good pleasure of the Father that in him should all the fulness dwell;
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:8 - even so, being affectionately desirous of you, we were well pleased to impart unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were become very dear to us.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 3:1 - Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left behind at Athens alone;
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:12 - that they all might be judged who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:6 -
In whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hadst no pleasure:
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:8 - Saying above, Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein (the which are offered according to the law),
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:38 -
But my righteous one shall live by faith:
And if he shrink back, my soul hath no pleasure in him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:17 - For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there was borne such a voice to him by the Majestic Glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased:

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