About the Word ‘EUODOO’

 

EUODOO [pronounced yoo-od-o’-o, or simply, you do] is a Greek word that means

  • to grant a prosperous and expeditious journey, to lead by a direct and easy way
  • to grant a successful issue, to cause to prosper
  • to prosper, be successful

It appears in four verses in the New Testament of the Bible:

‘Beloved, I pray that you may prosper [euodoo] in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers [euodoo].’   3 John 2

‘Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey [euodoo] by the will of God to come unto you.’   Romans 1:10

‘On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper [euodoo], that there be no collections when I come.’   1 Corinthians 16:2

It has the same sense as the Hebrew word sakal which appears in many places in the Old Testament of the Bible, such as:

Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper [sakal] wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success [sakal].   Joshua 1:7-8