Luke 8:30
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New International Version
Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "Legion," he replied, because many demons had gone into him.

New Living Translation
Jesus demanded, "What is your name?" "Legion," he replied, for he was filled with many demons.

English Standard Version
Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” for many demons had entered him.

New American Standard Bible
And Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion"; for many demons had entered him.

King James Bible
And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"What is your name?" Jesus asked him." Legion," he said--because many demons had entered him.

International Standard Version
Jesus asked the man, "What's your name?" He answered, "Legion," because many demons had gone into him.

NET Bible
Jesus then asked him, "What is your name?" He said, "Legion," because many demons had entered him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua asked him, “What is your name?” But he said to him, “Legion”, because many demons had entered him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" He answered, "Legion [Six Thousand]." (Many demons had entered him.)

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion, because many demons were entered into him.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus asked him, saying, What is your name? And he said, Legion: because many demons were entered into him.

American King James Version
And Jesus asked him, saying, What is your name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.

American Standard Version
And Jesus asked him, What is thy name? And he said, Legion; for many demons were entered into him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus asked him, saying: What is thy name? But he said: Legion; because many devils were entered into him.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus asked him saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: for many demons had entered into him.

English Revised Version
And Jesus asked him, What is thy name? And he said, Legion; for many devils were entered into him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many demons had entered into him.

Weymouth New Testament
"What is your name?" Jesus asked him. "Legion," he replied--because a great number of demons had entered into him;

World English Bible
Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" He said, "Legion," for many demons had entered into him.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus questioned him, saying, 'What is thy name?' and he said, 'Legion,' (because many demons were entered into him,)
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

8:22-40 Those that put to sea in a calm, even at Christ's word, must yet prepare for a storm, and for great peril in that storm. There is no relief for souls under a sense of guilt, and fear of wrath, but to go to Christ, and call him Master, and say, I am undone, if thou dost not help me. When our dangers are over, it becomes us to take to ourselves the shame of our own fears, and to give Christ the glory of our deliverance. We may learn much out of this history concerning the world of infernal, malignant spirits, which though not working now exactly in the same way as then, yet all must at all times carefully guard against. And these malignant spirits are very numerous. They have enmity to man and all his comforts. Those under Christ's government are sweetly led with the bands of love; those under the devil's government are furiously driven. Oh what a comfort it is to the believer, that all the powers of darkness are under the control of the Lord Jesus! It is a miracle of mercy, if those whom Satan possesses, are not brought to destruction and eternal ruin. Christ will not stay with those who slight him; perhaps he may no more return to them, while others are waiting for him, and glad to receive him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 30. - And Jesus asked him; saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him The Master vouchsafed no reply to the demons' prayer, but puts a quiet suggestive question to their unhappy victim. The Lord's words, as Dean Plumptre suggests, would serve "to recall to the man's mind that he had once a human name, with all its memories of human fellowship. It was a stage, even in spite of the paroxysm that followed, in the process of recovery, in so far as it helped to disentangle him from the confusion between himself and the demons which caused his misery. But, at first, the question seems only to increase the evil. 'My name is Legion, for we are many.' The irresistible might, the full array of the Roman legion, with its six thousand soldiers, seemed to the demoniac the one adequate symbol of the wild, uncontrollable impulses of passion and of dread that were sweeping through his soul."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Jesus asked him, saying, what is thy name?.... This question was put, not out of ignorance in Christ, but for the sake of those that were with him; and partly, that the miserable condition of this man might be the more known; and partly, that his own power might be the more manifest in the dispossession:

and he said, legion, because many devils were entered into him; See Gill on Mark 5:9.



Luke 8:30 Additional Commentaries
Context
Demons Cast into Pigs
29For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had seized him many times; and he was bound with chains and shackles and kept under guard, and yet he would break his bonds and be driven by the demon into the desert. 30And Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion"; for many demons had entered him. 31They were imploring Him not to command them to go away into the abyss.…
Cross References
Matthew 4:24
News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them.

Matthew 26:53
Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?

Mark 5:9
Then Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "My name is Legion," he replied, "for we are many."

Luke 8:29
For Jesus had commanded the impure spirit to come out of the man. Many times it had seized him, and though he was chained hand and foot and kept under guard, he had broken his chains and had been driven by the demon into solitary places.
Treasury of Scripture

And Jesus asked him, saying, What is your name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.

Legion.

Matthew 26:53 Think you that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently …

Mark 5:9 And he asked him, What is your name? And he answered, saying, My …

many.

Luke 8:2 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, …

Matthew 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with you, …

Mark 16:9 Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared …

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