|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) A magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a general who had gained a decisive victory over a foreign enemy.
2. (n.) Hence, any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a stately show or pageant.
3. (n.) A state of joy or exultation for success.
4. (n.) Success causing exultation; victory; conquest; as, the triumph of knowledge.
5. (n.) A trump card; also, an old game at cards.
6. (n.) To celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice over success; to exult in an advantage gained; to exhibit exultation.
7. (n.) To obtain victory; to be successful; to prevail.
8. (n.) To be prosperous; to flourish.
9. (n.) To play a trump card.
10. (v. t.) To obtain a victory over; to prevail over; to conquer. Also, to cause to triumph.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
tri'-umf (thriambeuo, "to lead in triumph"): The word is used by Paul to express an idea very familiar to antiquity, and to the churches at Corinth and Colosse: "But thanks be unto God, who always leadeth us in triumph in Christ" (2 Corinthians 2:14); "Having despoiled the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it" (Colossians 2:15).
A triumph in Rome was a magnificent procession in honor of a victorious general, and the highest military distinction which he could obtain. It was granted by the senate only to one who had held the office of dictator, consul, or praetor, and after a decisive victory in the complete subjugation of a province. In a Roman triumph the victorious general entered the city in a chariot drawn by four horses. He was crowned with laurel, having a scepter in one hand and a branch of laurel in the other. He was preceded by the senate and magistrates, musicians, the spoils of his victory, and the captives in fetters; and followed by his army on foot, in marching order. The procession thus advanced along the Via Sacra to the Capitol, where a bull was sacrificed to Jupiter, and the laurel wreath deposited in the lap of the god. During the triumphal entry the priests burned incense, and hence, the reference of the apostle: "For we are a sweet savor of Christ unto God, in them that are saved, and in them that perish; to the one a savor from death unto death; to the other a savor from life unto life" (2 Corinthians 2:15, 16). The incense that was to the victor the "savor" of his triumph would be to the wretched captives the "savor," or intimation, of a rapidly approaching death in the Roman arena or in the damp vaults of the Tullianum. Thus the "incense," or influence, of the apostolic gospel would be to the believer the assurance of redemption through Christ, and to the unbeliever the assurance of spiritual death.
After the suicide of Antony in Alexandria (30 B.C.) Augustus Caesar succeeded in getting Cleopatra into his power. She had hoped to subdue him by her charms, but without avail. Aware that she was doomed, she revolted against the thought of being led in triumph to Rome, and, as tradition states, took her own life by allowing an asp to bite her, saying, "I will not be led in triumph"; see Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, V, ii:
"He'll lead me, then, in triumph?....
Thou, an Egyptian puppet, shalt be shown
In Rome as well as I: mechanic slaves,
With greasy aprons, rules, and hammers shall
Uplift us to the view.....
Arthur Walwyn Evans
Triumph (52 Occurrences)
Matthew 16:18 And I declare to you that you are Peter, and that upon this Rock I will build my Church, and the might of Hades shall not triumph over it. (WEY)
Acts 19:20 Thus mightily did the Lord's Message spread and triumph! (WEY)
2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and reveals through us the sweet aroma of his knowledge in every place. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Colossians 2:15 having stripped the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Thessalonians 3:1 Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may spread rapidly and be glorified, even as also with you; (See RSV)
1 Peter 1:8 Him you love, though your eyes have never looked on Him. In Him, though at present you cannot see Him, you nevertheless trust, and triumph with a joy which is unspeakable and is crowned with glory, (WEY)
Revelation 17:14 They will make war upon the Lamb, and the Lamb will triumph over them; for He is Lord of lords and King of kings. And those who accompany Him--called, as they are, and chosen, and faithful--shall share in the victory." (WEY)
Revelation 19:7 Let us rejoice and triumph and give Him the glory; for the time for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His Bride has made herself ready." (WEY)
Exodus 32:18 He said, "It isn't the voice of those who shout for victory, neither is it the voice of those who cry for being overcome; but the noise of those who sing that I hear." (See NAS)
Deuteronomy 33:29 You are happy, Israel. Who is like you, a people saved by Yahweh, the shield of your help, the sword of your excellency! Your enemies shall submit themselves to you. You shall tread on their high places." (See RSV)
Judges 8:9 He spoke also to the men of Penuel, saying, "When I come again in peace, I will break down this tower." (See NIV)
Judges 11:31 then it shall be, that whatever comes forth from the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the children of Ammon, it shall be Yahweh's, and I will offer it up for a burnt offering." (See NIV)
1 Samuel 26:25 Then Saul said to David, "You are blessed, my son David. You shall both do mightily, and shall surely prevail." So David went his way, and Saul returned to his place. (See NIV)
2 Samuel 1:20 Don't tell it in Gath. Don't publish it in the streets of Ashkelon, lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
1 Kings 22:12 All the prophets prophesied so, saying, "Go up to Ramoth Gilead, and prosper; for Yahweh will deliver it into the hand of the king." (See RSV)
1 Kings 22:15 When he had come to the king, the king said to him, "Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth Gilead to battle, or shall we forbear?" He answered him, "Go up and prosper; and Yahweh will deliver it into the hand of the king." (See RSV)
1 Chronicles 16:35 Say, "Save us, God of our salvation! Gather us together and deliver us from the nations, to give thanks to your holy name, to triumph in your praise." (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT)
2 Chronicles 18:11 All the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramoth Gilead, and prosper; for Yahweh will deliver it into the hand of the king. (See RSV)
2 Chronicles 18:14 When he was come to the king, the king said to him, Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth Gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? He said, Go up, and prosper; and they shall be delivered into your hand. (See RSV)
2 Chronicles 20:22 And when they began the song of triumph and praise, Jehovah set liers-in-wait against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, who had come against Judah, and they were smitten. (DBY)
Job 17:4 For you have hidden their heart from understanding, Therefore you shall not exalt them. (See RSV NIV)
Psalms 9:19 Arise, Yahweh! Don't let man prevail. Let the nations be judged in your sight. (See NIV)
Psalms 12:4 who have said, "With our tongue we will prevail. Our lips are our own. Who is lord over us?" (See NIV)
Psalms 13:2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart every day? How long shall my enemy triumph over me? (WEB NIV)
Psalms 20:5 We will triumph in your salvation. In the name of our God, we will set up our banners. May Yahweh grant all your requests. (WEB ASV DBY)
Psalms 25:2 My God, I have trusted in you. Don't let me be shamed. Don't let my enemies triumph over me. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NIV)
Psalms 41:11 By this I know that you delight in me, because my enemy doesn't triumph over me. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 47:1 For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by the sons of Korah. Oh clap your hands, all you nations. Shout to God with the voice of triumph! (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)
Psalms 54:7 For he has delivered me out of all trouble. My eye has seen triumph over my enemies. (WEB RSV NIV)
Psalms 59:10 My God will go before me with his loving kindness. God will let me look at my enemies in triumph. (WEB NAS RSV)
Psalms 60:6 God has spoken from his sanctuary: "I will triumph. I will divide Shechem, and measure out the valley of Succoth. (WEB NIV)
Psalms 60:8 Moab is my wash basin. I will throw my shoe on Edom. I shout in triumph over Philistia." (WEB KJV WBS RSV NIV)
Psalms 89:12 The north and the south, thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon triumph in thy name. (DBY)
Psalms 92:4 For you, Yahweh, have made me glad through your work. I will triumph in the works of your hands. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)
Psalms 94:3 Yahweh, how long will the wicked, how long will the wicked triumph? (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)
Psalms 106:47 Save us, Yahweh, our God, gather us from among the nations, to give thanks to your holy name, to triumph in your praise! (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Psalms 108:7 God has spoken from his sanctuary: "In triumph, I will divide Shechem, and measure out the valley of Succoth. (WEB NIV)
Psalms 108:9 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph. (KJV WBS RSV NIV)
Psalms 112:8 His heart is established. He will not be afraid in the end when he sees his adversaries. (See NIV)
Psalms 118:7 Yahweh is on my side among those who help me. Therefore I will look in triumph at those who hate me. (WEB RSV NIV)
Psalms 118:15 The voice of triumph and salvation is in the tents of the righteous: the right hand of Jehovah doeth valiantly; (DBY)
Proverbs 28:12 When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; but when the wicked rise, men hide themselves. (WEB ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 13:3 I have given orders to my holy ones, I have sent out my men of war, those of mine who take pride in their power, to give effect to my wrath. (See NIV)
Isaiah 26:19 Thy dead shall live, my dead bodies shall arise. Awake and sing in triumph, ye that dwell in dust; for thy dew is the dew of the morning, and the earth shall cast forth the dead. (DBY)
Isaiah 42:13 Yahweh will go out like a mighty man. He will stir up zeal like a man of war. He will raise a war cry. Yes, he will shout aloud. He will triumph over his enemies. (WEB NIV)
Isaiah 45:25 In the Lord will all the seed of Israel get their rights, and they will give glory to him. (See RSV)
Isaiah 62:2 And the nations shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory, and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of Jehovah shall name. (See JPS)
Jeremiah 9:3 Their tongues are bent like a bow to send out false words: they have become strong in the land, but not for good faith: they go on from evil to evil, and they have no knowledge of me, says the Lord. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 51:14 Yahweh of Armies has sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill you with men, as with the canker worm; and they shall lift up a shout against you. (See NIV)
Micah 5:9 Let your hand be lifted up above your adversaries, and let all of your enemies be cut off. (See NIV)
Zephaniah 3:14 Sing, daughter of Zion! Shout, Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, daughter of Jerusalem. (See NAS)
Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion, shout, O daughter of Jerusalem; behold, thy king cometh unto thee, he is triumphant, and victorious, lowly, and riding upon an ass, even upon a colt the foal of an ass. (Root in JPS NAS RSV)