Luke 8:30
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.

Berean Study Bible
“What is your name?” Jesus asked. “Legion,” he replied, because many demons had gone into him.

Berean Literal Bible
And Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion," because many demons were entered into 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Jesus asked the man, "What is your name?" He answered, "My name is Lots." He said this because there were "lots" of demons in him.

Good News Translation
Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "My name is 'Mob,'" he answered--because many demons had gone 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.

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

New American Standard 1977
And Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion”; for 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,)
Study Bible
The Demons and the Pigs
29For Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. Many times it had seized him, and though he was bound with chains and shackles, he had broken the chains and been driven by the demon into solitary places. 30“What is your name?” Jesus asked. “Legion,” he answered, because many demons had gone into him. 31And the demons kept begging Jesus not to order them to go 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 acute pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed--and He healed them.

Matthew 26:53
Are you not aware that I can call on My Father, and He will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?

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

Luke 8:29
For Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. Many times it had seized him, and though he was bound with chains and shackles, he had broken the chains and 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
Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?

Mark 5:9
And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.

many.

Luke 8:2
And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,

Matthew 8:29
And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

Mark 16:9
Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.







Lexicon
“What
Τί (Ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

your
σοι (soi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

name?”
ὄνομά (onoma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

asked.
Ἐπηρώτησεν (Epērōtēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1905: To interrogate, question, demand of. From epi and erotao; to ask for, i.e. Inquire, seek.

“Legion,”
Λεγιών (Legiōn)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3003: Of Latin origin; a 'legion', i.e. Roman regiment.

he answered,
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

because
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

many
πολλὰ (polla)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

demons
δαιμόνια (daimonia)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1140: An evil-spirit, demon; a heathen deity. Neuter of a derivative of daimon; a d?Monic being; by extension a deity.

had gone
εἰσῆλθεν (eisēlthen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1525: To go in, come in, enter. From eis and erchomai; to enter.

into
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

him.
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(30) Legion.--Here again St. Mark and St. Luke agree.

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." 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.
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