What does Triumphs mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
κατακαυχᾶται to glory against 1

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   1 to glory against, to exult over, to boast one’s self to the injury (of a person or thing).

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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Triumphs
MILITARY. The Hebrews, under the direction of inspired prophets, celebrated their victories by triumphal processions, the women and children dancing, and praying upon musical instruments, and singing hymns and songs of triumph to the living and true God. The song of Moses at the Red Sea, which was sung by Miriam and the women of Israel to the dulcet beat of the timbrel, is a majestic example of the triumphal hymns of the ancient Hebrews. The song of Deborah and Barak, after the decisive battle in which Sisera lost his life, and Jabin his dominion over the tribes of Israel, is a production of the same sort, in which the spirit of genuine heroism and of true religion are admirably combined. But the song which the women of Israel chanted when they went out to meet Saul and his victorious army, after the death of Goliath, and the discomfiture of the Philistines, possesses somewhat of a different character, turning chiefly on the valorous exploits of Saul and the youthful champion of Israel: "And it came to pass, as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of music: and the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands," 1 Samuel 18:6-7 . But the most remarkable festivity, perhaps, on the records of history, was celebrated by Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, in a succeeding age. When that religious prince led forth his army to battle against a powerful confederacy of his neighbours, he appointed a band of sacred music to march in front, praising the beauty of holiness as they went. before, the army, "and to say, Praise the Lord, for his mercy endureth for ever." After the discomfiture of their enemies, he assembled his array in the valley of Beracha, near the scene of victory, where they resumed the anthem of religious praise: "Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat in the fore front of them, to go again to Jerusalem with joy; for the Lord had made them to rejoice over their enemies. And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries, and harps, and trumpets, unto the house of the Lord," 2 Chronicles 20:21 ; 2 Chronicles 20:27 . Instead of celebrating his own heroism, or the valour of his troops, on this memorable occasion, that excellent prince sung with his whole army the praises of the Lord of hosts, who disposes of the victory according to his pleasure. This conduct was becoming the descendant and successor of David, the man according to God's own heart, and a religious people, the peculiar inheritance of Jehovah.
The Roman conquerors used to carry branches of palm in their hands when they went in triumph to the capitol; and sometimes wore the toga palmate, a garment with the figures of palm trees upon it, which were interwoven in the fabric. In the same triumphant attitude, the Apostle John beheld in vision those who had overcome by the blood of the Lamb, standing "before the throne, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands,"
Revelation 7:9 . The highest military honour which could be obtained in the Roman state, was a triumph, or solemn procession, in which a victorious general and his army advanced through the city to the capitol. He set out from the Campus Martius, and proceeded along the Via Triumphalis, and from thence through the most public places of the city.
The streets were strewed with flowers, and the altars smoked with incense. First went a numerous band of music, singing and playing triumphal songs; next were led the oxen to be sacrificed, having their horns gilt, and their heads adorned with fillets and garlands; then, in carriages, were brought the spoils taken from the enemy; also golden crowns sent by the allied and tributary states. The titles of the vanquished nations were inscribed on wooden frames; and images or representations of the conquered countries and cities were exhibited. The captive leaders followed in chains, with their children and attendants; after the captives came the lictors, having their faces wreathed with laurel, followed by a great company of musicians and dancers, dressed like satyrs, and wearing crowns of gold; in the midst of whom was a pantomime, clothed in a female garb, whose business it was, with his looks and gestures, to insult the vanquished; a long train of persons followed, carrying perfumes; after them came the general, dressed in purple, embroidered with gold, with a crown of laurel on his head, a branch of laurel in his right hand, and in his left an ivory sceptre, with an eagle on the top, his face painted with vermilion, and a golden ball hanging from his neck on his breast; he stood upright in a gilded chariot, adorned with ivory, and drawn by four white horses, attended by his relations, and a great crowd of citizens, all in white. His children rode in the chariot along with him; his lieutenants and military tribunes, commonly by his side. After the general followed the consuls and senators, on foot; and the whole procession was closed by the victorious army drawn up in order, crowned with laurel, and decorated with the gifts which they had received for their valour, singing their own and their general's praises. The triumphal procession was not confined to the Romans; the Greeks had a similar custom; for the conquerors used to make a procession through the middle of their city, crowned with garlands, repeating hymns and songs, and brandishing their spears; the captives followed in chains, and all their spoils were exposed to public view.
The great Apostle of the Gentiles alludes to these splendid triumphal scenes in his Epistle to the Ephesians, where he mentions the glorious ascension of his Redeemer into heaven: "When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men," Ephesians 4:8 . These words are a quotation from the sixty-eighth Psalm, where David in spirit describes the ascension of Messiah in very glowing colours: "The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place. Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive," or an immense number of captives; "thou hast received gifts for men, yea, for the rebellious also; that the Lord God might dwell among them. Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with his benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah," Psalms 68:17-19 . Knowing the deep impression which such an allusion is calculated to make on the mind of a people familiarly acquainted with triumphal scenes, the Apostle returns to it in his Epistle to the Colossians, which was written about the same time: "Having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it," Colossians 2:15 . After obtaining a complete victory over all his enemies, he ascended in splendour and triumph into his Father's presence on the clouds of heaven, the chariots of the Most High, thousands of holy angels attending in his train; he led the devil and all his angels, together with sin, the world, and death, as his spoils of war, and captives in chains, and exposed them to open contempt and shame, in the view of all his angelic attendants, triumphing like a glorious conqueror over them, in virtue of his cross, upon which he made complete satisfaction for sin, and by his own strength, without the assistance of any creature, destroyed him that had the power of death, that is, the devil. And as mighty princes were accustomed to scatter largesses among the people, and reward their companions in arms with a liberal hand, when, laden with the spoils of vanquished nations, they returned in triumph to their capital; so the Conqueror of death and hell, when he ascended far above all heavens, and sat down in the midst of the throne, shed forth blessings of his grace and Holy Spirit, upon people of every tongue and of every nation.
The officers and soldiers, also, were rewarded according to their merit. Among the Romans, the noblest reward which a soldier could receive, was the crown, made of leaves. Alluding to this high distinction, the Apostle says to his son Timothy, "I have fought a good fight; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing," 2 Timothy 4:7-8 . And lest any one should imagine that the Christian's crown is perishable in its nature, and soon fades away, like a crown of oak leaves, the Apostle Peter assures the faithful soldier of Christ that his crown is infinitely more valuable and lasting: "Ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away," 1 Peter 5:4 . And this account is confirmed by St. James: "Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him," James 1:12 . The military crowns were conferred by the general in presence of his army; and such as received them, after a public eulogium on their valour, were placed next his person. The Christian also receives his unmerited reward from the hand of the Captain of his salvation: "Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life," Revelation 2:10 . And, like the brave veteran of ancient times, he is promoted to a place near his Lord:
"To him that overcometh, will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I
also overcame, and am set down with my Father on his throne,"
Revelation 3:21 .

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Triumpher - ) One who Triumphs or rejoices for victory
Dishonest - Inglorious Triumphs, and dishonest scars
Tirhakah - His Triumphs westward are said to have reached the Pillars of Hercules
Michal - After the accession of David to the throne she was restored to him, 2 Samuel 3:13-14; but an estrangement soon took place between them, and on the occasion of one of the greatest Triumphs of David's life—the bringing up of the ark to Jerusalem—it came to an open rupture between them, after which her name does not again occur
Harp - The church in heaven is represented as celebrating the Triumphs of the Redeemer "harping with their harps" (Revelation 14:2 )
Affliction: Noble Piety Nourished Amid - The divine life within them so Triumphs over every difficulty as to render the men, above all others, true and exact
Grecians - Zechariah 9:13 foretells the Triumphs of the Maccabees over the Græco-Syrian empire, while Isaiah looks forward to the conversion of the Greeks, amongst other Gentiles, through the instrumentality of Jewish missionaries
Greeks - Zechariah 9:13 foretells the Triumphs of the Maccabees over the Græco-Syrian empire, while Isaiah looks forward to the conversion of the Greeks, amongst other Gentiles, through the instrumentality of Jewish missionaries
Comforter - His presence was accompanied by signal Triumphs of grace, and made amends for the absences of Christ
Modin - Simon here built an elaborate monument with seven pyramids, commemorative of his father, mother, and four brethren, with great pillars around, and bas-reliefs of military and naval Triumphs
Comforter - His presence was accompanied by signal Triumphs of grace, and made amends for the absence of Christ
Greece, Greeks, Gre'Cians - Zechariah, (Zechariah 9:13 ) foretells the Triumphs of the Maccabees against the Greco-Syrian empire, while Isaiah looks forward to the conversion of the Greeks, amongst other Gentiles, through the instrumentality of Jewish missionaries
Mani - The spirit Triumphs over the powers of darkness only in so far as it rises superior to the body
Manichaeism - The spirit Triumphs over the powers of darkness only in so far as it rises superior to the body
Manichaeus - The spirit Triumphs over the powers of darkness only in so far as it rises superior to the body
Triumph - The vain coquets the trifling Triumphs boast
Manichaeism - The spirit Triumphs over the powers of darkness only in so far as it rises superior to the body
Feet (Under) - In His own good time, He Triumphs completely and every enemy is crushed
Crete - Christianity won its Triumphs for truth and holiness even in such an unpromising soil
Heaven - Experience teaches that the just do not receive an adequate reward here, since evil often Triumphs over good
Hegesippus, Author - He also speaks of the Triumphs of the Romans in "Scotia" and in "Saxonia," using language strikingly similar to that of Claudian (c
Numbers, Book of - But, after all, "what this book was is uncertain, whether some writing of Israel not now extant, or some writing of the Amorites which contained songs and Triumphs of their king Sihon's victories, out of which Moses may cite this testimony, as Paul sometimes does out of heathen poets (Acts 17:28 ; Titus 1:12 )
Hypocrisy: Present Age Suitable to - Into the Triumphs of martyrs and confessors few are unwilling to enter; in a national respect to religion, which is the result of their holiness, even ungodly men are willing to share
Apion - His literary Triumphs and critical labours on Homer do not fall within our scope, but his conflict with Jews and Jewish Christians entitles him to a place here
Zechariah - The remaining three chapters describe the future destiny of the Jews, the siege of Jerusalem, the Triumphs of Messiah, and the glories of the latter day when "Holiness to the Lord" shall be inscribed on all things
Golgotha - The song of faith is still the same, and the Triumphs in the cross furnish out the same soul-reviving notes
Ezekiel, Book of - ...
Prophecies delivered after the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar: the Triumphs of Israel and of the kingdom of God on earth (Ezekiel 33-39 ); Messianic times, and the establishment and prosperity of the kingdom of God (40;48)
Persia - One of his greatest Triumphs was the conquest of Media
Ittai - Ittai typifies the gospel truth that from the Gentile world some of the most devoted heroes of the cross should join the Son of David, and so share in His Triumphs (Mark 10:29-30; Matthew 8:11-12)
Heaven - It is a kingdom, an inheritance: there are rivers of pleasure, trees of life, glorious light, rapturous songs, robes, crowns, feasting, mirth, treasures, Triumphs
Musician - And what end, but the end of Christ's Triumphs by virtue of his sacrifice? And as Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth," may not those numberless sweet Psalms which so plainly refer to him, be supposed to be addressed to him as the end? So we find the title of Psalms 6:1-10 and Psalms 12:1-8 to be addressed to the chief musician upon Sheminith
Thessalonica - end are figures in low relief representing the Triumphs of a Roman emperor
Temperance - The flesh Triumphs when the Spirit is quenched; but the Spirit’s victory is gained, not by suppressing, but by controlling, the flesh
Arbitration - But few now openly deny its truth; and the acknowledgments already made in treaties of arbitration may be reckoned one of the greatest Triumphs of Christian civilization
Nicopolis - (Νικόπολις, ‘City of victory’)...
In days of almost constant warfare, when many Triumphs had to be commemorated, this was a favourite name for newly founded cities
Clean, Unclean, Common - If, however, they are already married, the principle of faith Triumphs over all forms
Habakkuk - The spirit appears tumultuously to waver (from whence the title "Shigionoth" from shagah, "to wander") between fear and hope; but faith at the end Triumphs joyfully over present trials (Habakkuk 3:17-19)
Eleutherus, Bishop of Rome - For Tertullian, Origen, and Arnobius are the first to allude to the Triumphs of the Gospel, though partial, in this remote island
Israel, Kingdom of - Unparalleled Triumphs, but deeper humiliation, awaited the kingdom of Israel under the dynasty of Jehu
Acts of the Apostles - " After referring to what had been recorded in a "former treatise" of the sayings and doings of Jesus Christ before his ascension, the author proceeds to give an account of the circumstances connected with that event, and then records the leading facts with reference to the spread and Triumphs of Christianity over the world during a period of about thirty years
Esther, Theology of - Furthermore, the author never explicitly condemns her shortcomings, but seems to describe her Triumphs with approval
Parables - When the final judgment comes, however, only the genuine believers will share in the Triumphs of the kingdom (Matthew 13:24-30; Matthew 13:34-43; Matthew 13:47-50; Matthew 25)
Victory - For John, the victory that Triumphs over the world is our faith, and the one that overcomes the world is the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God (1 John 5:4-5 )
Palm Tree - "...
A branch of palm was a signal of victory, and was carried before conquerors in the Triumphs
Bible - ...
One of the most remarkable movements of modern time, and that which holds out the greatest promise of good for the coming Triumphs of the Redeemer's kingdom, and the temporal as well as spiritual welfare of future generations, is the mighty effort which is making to circulate the holy Scriptures, not only in Christian, but also in heathen lands
Micah - ...
He is abrupt in transitions, and elliptical, and so obscure; the contrast between Babylon, which Triumphs over carnal Israel, and humble Bethlehem out of which shall come forth Israel's Deliverer and Babylon's Destroyer, is a striking instance: 2 Kings 16:4:7
Type - Joshua the son of Nun represented Jesus in name: and by his earthly conquests in some measure prefigured the heavenly Triumphs of his Lord
Cross, Crucifixion - Hence Paul comes with the power of substantial argument that can "demolish strongholds" (2 Corinthians 10:4 ) and operates with a power that suffers and dies rather than victoriously Triumphs
War - They could celebrate their Triumphs with victory songs (Exodus 15:1-3; Judges 5:1-5; Psalms 18:1-6), but they were not to delight in war, and neither were their enemies (Psalms 68:30)
Advocate - " (Isaiah 63:4) So, then, it must follow, that unless we can suppose what is impossible, that when Jesus returned to heaven he ceased to take concern in the exercises and sorrows and temptations of his redeemed upon earth, and that the Triumphs of the powers of darkness engaged not the attention of the Lord to destroy: surely he is now, as much as ever, carrying on, by his everlasting intercession, all the grand purposes of his victory over hell, until he come, in the fulness of the times appointed, finally to crush the foe, and to root out of his kingdom "all things that offend
Remnant - It is too mechanical to think of wrath and grace within God vying with each other for the upper hand, but given that hypothetical scenario, the message is that God's grace Triumphs in the end
Elements - The στοιχεῖα are apparently identical with the principalities and powers of which Christ is Head and over which He Triumphs (Colossians 2:10-15)
Philistia - They carried their idols with them in war (2 Samuel 5:21), and published their Triumphs in the house of their gods; these were Dagon (Judges 16:23) , Ashtaroth (1 Samuel 31:9-10), Baalzebub (2 Kings 1:2-6), and Derceto (Diod
Exodus - ...
The scope of the book is not only to preserve the memorial of the departure of the Israelites from Egypt, but to present to view the church of God in her afflictions and Triumphs; to point out the providential care of God over her, and the judgments inflicted on her enemies
Psalms, Book of, - The national hymns of Israel are indeed also prospective; but in general they anticipate rather the struggles and the Triumphs of the Christian Church than those of Christ himself
Daniel, Book of - A heaven-sent vision shows that Scripture points to battles between north and south until the northern king proudly Triumphs and persecutes the people of God's covenant, taking away their sacrificial system and desecrating the Temple, but facing disaster in the end (Daniel 10:1-11:45 )
Reason - In all ages of the church there have been weak defenders of Christianity; and the only Triumphs of the enemies of our religion have arisen from their being able to expose the defects of those methods of defending the truth which some of its advocates had unwarily chosen
Salvation - God is the warriornot Moseswho Triumphs gloriously over Pharaoh's armies at the sea (Exodus 15 )
Diocletian, Emperor - A Christian who tore it down, with the sarcastic exclamation, "More Triumphs of Goths and Sarmatians!" was seized, tortured, and burnt alive at a slow fire
Elijah - So we sit and say after the Triumphs, and the praises, and the hopes of our youth are all past, and our early successes are all over
Christianity - Of its early Triumphs, the history of the Acts of the Apostles is a splendid record; and in process of time it made a wonderful progress through Europe, Asia, and Africa. The first Triumphs of Christianity were in the heart of Greece itself, the nursery of learning and the polite arts; for churches were planted at a very early period at Corinth, Ephesus, Beraea, Thessalonica, and Philippi
Numbers, the Book of - ...
He used also existing materials, as in Numbers 21:14; Numbers 21:17; Numbers 4:30, "the book of the wars of the Lord" (the writers piously and truly call them "Jehovah's wars," not Israel's; compare Exodus 17:14; Exodus 17:16), a collection of sacred odes commemorating Israel's Triumphs, from Egyptian days downward, including the passage of Arnon, the Song of the Well, the Conquest of Sihon, and the story and prophecies of Balaam, perhaps found in writing among the spoils of Midian when Balaam was slain (Numbers 31:8)
Stoics - As its later history shows, it was much more congenial to the sterner Roman temperament, and it was at Rome that it achieved its greatest Triumphs
Job - For, after all, both Job's trials, and his Triumphs of faith and patience also, savour somewhat too much of this present world
Prudentius, Marcus (?) Aurelius Clemens Prudentius - To this and to prayer he devoted his life, seeking to spread among the educated classes a correct knowledge of Christianity, or, like a "Christian Pindar," to sing the Triumphs of the martyrs on their festal days and so win them greater honour
Jesus Christ - But Isaiah, who describes, with eloquence worthy of a prophet, the glories of the kingdom that was to come, characterizes, with the accuracy of a historian, the humiliation, the trials, and the agonies which were to precede the Triumphs of the Redeemer of a world; and the history of Christ forms, to the very letter, the commentary and the completion of his every prediction. To these prophecies may, in fact, be added all those which relate to his spiritual kingdom, or the circumstances of the promulgation, the opposition, and the Triumphs of his religion; the accomplishment of which equally proves the divine mission of its Author, and points him out as that great personage with whom they stand inseparably connected
Assur - succeeded, who was wholly given to the chase, and who decorated his palace walls at Nineveh with sculptures representing its Triumphs
Elect, Election - Rather, according to an eternal plan, based on God's goodness, grace, and love, he weaves his will into the fabric of fallen human history and there Triumphs (Ephesians 1:9-12 )
Isaiah - In the tension of history when the city of chaos Triumphs, the city of God laments; when it suffers defeat, the city of God breaks forth into song
Woman - 377) in regard to Paul’s asceticism, that ‘Christ Triumphs in him over the spirit of the age
Psalms - For whereas one is employed in celebrating the magnificent Triumphs of victory, it is the design of the other to draw a pleasing picture of peace, and of that felicity which is her inseparable attendent
Sarah - Chaldea, and Canaan, and Egypt; Hagar and Ishmael; the promise of Isaac, and then the birth, the circumcision, the sacrifice, and the deliverance of Isaac; all the trials and all the Triumphs of his father's and his mother's faith; all their falls; all their victories; all God's promises, and all His wonderful and adorable providences in their so exercised lives; all their attainments in truth and in obedience; and then, to crown all, the complete fulfilment of God's so long delayed promise-all that, and much more that has not been told-it all arose out of this, that Sarah had no child
Esau - All that Abraham and Sarah, and Isaac and Rebekah, had passed through; all their trials, and all their Triumphs, and all their attainments of faith and of obedience, had left no mark at all on Esau, their so profane descendant
Jonathan - ...
He always wins who sides with God,To him no chance is lost;God's will is sweetest to him whenIt Triumphs at his cost
David - It has been noted as characteristic of the Bible that while his military Triumphs are recorded in a few verses, the sad story of his fall is given in detail, a story full of warning, and therefore recorded
Philanthropy - It is no wonder that the story of the Triumphs of the gospel, or of the devotion of the missionary in strange and remote regions or in circumstances of peculiar physical peril and distress, has so often come back to the Christian Church with a breath as of the ocean, a breath that infuses new life into the stale observance and gives new stimulus to the jaded servant, a breath that whispers of broad spaces, of elemental forces, of the fulness of the Infinite, the...
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Assumption of Moses - The Gentiles are punished, and Israel is happy, and Triumphs over the Eagle (Rome), is raised to the stars, and beholds his enemies in Gehenna and rejoices over them
Leucius, Author of n.t. Apocryphal Additions - 369), two sons of the aged Simeon, named Leucius and Charinus, are represented as having died before our Lord, and as miraculously returning to bear witness to His Triumphs in the under world
Old Testament - ), while the persecution that followed the first Triumphs of the gospel marks the rage of kings and nations against the Lord and His Anointed, as foretold ‘by the Holy Ghost, by the mouth of our father David thy servant’ (Acts 4:25 f
Inspiration And Revelation - ’ In the former passage, the domination of the spiritual part or higher self of man is brought about by the operation of the Spirit of God (or of Christ) which is described as ‘dwelling in him,’ and the result is that the human spirit is instinct with life and immortality, and Triumphs over death
Religion (2) - True, He revered the Temple; but the occasions of His Triumphs, and the moment of His transfiguration, were in secular places (Matthew 17:1 ff
Immanuel - This will be a sign, for it will express a faith which Triumphs over the appearance of imminent disaster
Prophecy - They speak of the agents to be employed in it, and especially of the great agent, the Redeemer himself; and of those mighty and awful proceedings of Providence as to the nations of the earth, by which judgment and mercy are exercised with reference both to the ordinary principles of moral government, and especially to this restoring economy, to its struggles, its oppositions, and its Triumphs
Messiah - The people were for a time possessed, and voices heard from their bowels: some fell into trances, foamed at the mouth, recounted their future prosperity, their visions of the Lion of Judah, and the Triumphs of Sabatai
Christianity - ...
It is not the object of this article to sketch in outline the history of Christianity, to rehearse its doctrines, describe its Triumphs, or vindicate its claims
Eusebius of Caesarea - 11), speaking of his friend's martyrdom, refers to this work as follows: "The rest of the Triumphs of his virtue, requiring a longer narration, we have already before this given to the world in a separate work in three books, of which his life is the subject