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Mark 5:9

    Mark 5:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he asked him, What is your name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he asked him, What is thy name? And he saith unto him, My name is Legion; for we are many.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Jesus said, What is your name? And he made answer, My name is Legion, because there are a great number of us.

    Webster's Revision

    And he asked him, What is thy name? And he saith unto him, My name is Legion; for 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."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he asked him, What is thy name? And he saith unto him, My name is Legion; for we are many.

    Definitions for Mark 5:9

    Legion - An indefinite large number.

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 5:9

    Legion: for we are many - Could a disease have spoken so? "No, there was no devil in the case; the man spoke according to the prejudice of his countrymen." And do you think that the Spirit of God could employ himself in retailing such ridiculous and nonsensical prejudices? "But the evangelist gives these as this madman's words, and it was necessary that, as a faithful historian, he should mention these circumstances." But this objection is destroyed by the parallel place in Luke, Luke 8:30, where the inspired writer himself observes, that the demoniac was called Legion, because many demons had entered into him.

    Barnes' Notes on Mark 5:9

    My name is Legion - See the notes at Matthew 8:29.

    Wesley's Notes on Mark 5:9

    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.
    Book: Mark