New Living Translation
Then Jesus demanded, "What is your name?" And he replied, "My name is Legion, because there are many of us inside this man."
King James Bible
And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
Darby Bible Translation
And he asked him, What is thy name? And he says to him, Legion is my name, because we are many.
World English Bible
He asked him, "What is your name?" He said to him, "My name is Legion, for we are many."
Young's Literal Translation
and he was questioning him, 'What is thy name?' and he answered, saying, 'Legion is my name, because we are many;'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:9 My name is Legion! for we are many - But all these seem to have been under one commander, who accordingly speaks all along, both for them and himself.
LibraryTouch or Faith?
If I may touch but His clothes, I shall be whole.... Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole.'--Mark v. 28,34. I. The erroneous faith.--In general terms there is here an illustration of how intellectual error may coexist with sincere faith. The precise form of error is clearly that she looked on the physical contact with the material garment as the vehicle of healing--the very same thing which we find ever since running through the whole history of the Church, e.g. the exaltation of externals, …
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Then the spirit finds seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they all enter the person and live there. And so that person is worse off than before. That will be the experience of this evil generation."
Don't you realize that I could ask my Father for thousands of angels to protect us, and he would send them instantly?
For Jesus had already said to the spirit, "Come out of the man, you evil spirit."
Then the evil spirits begged him again and again not to send them to some distant place.
A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, and they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons. He was sitting there fully clothed and perfectly sane, and they were all afraid.
Jesus demanded, "What is your name?" "Legion," he replied, for he was filled with many demons.
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