δόξα ἐν ὑψίστοις θεῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς εἰρήνη ἐν ἀνθρώποις εὐδοκίας.
Jim proposes, “Glory to the highest God; and on earth, peace to men of good will.”
Rich Rhodes’ comments about information flow on this blog go a long way toward helping us understand the strange order of the phrases.
I’ll offer a rendering that isn’t pretty sounding but tries to explicitly get at the meaning of the phrase as I interpret it:
Glory to God in heaven and peace to people on earth who please him.
How would you translate this verse?
P.S. Sorry for posting twice in one day!