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

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

What.

Luke 8:30 And Jesus asked him, saying, What is your name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.

Luke 11:21-26 When a strong man armed keeps his palace, his goods are in peace...

Legion.

Matthew 12:45 Then goes he, and takes with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there...

Matthew 26:53 Think you that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?

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September 12 Morning
I have seen his ways, and will heal him.--ISA. 57:18. I am the Lord that healeth thee. O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.--Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.--All things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Come now, and let us reason together,
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

A Refused Bequest
'He that had been possessed with the devil prayed Jesus that he might be with Him. 19. Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee.'--Mark v. 18,19. There are three requests, singularly contrasted with each other, made to Christ in the course of this miracle of healing the Gadarene demoniac. The evil spirits ask to be permitted to go into the swine; the men of the country, caring more for their swine than their
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Touch of Faith
Returning from Gergesa to the western shore, Jesus found a multitude gathered to receive Him, and they greeted Him with joy. He remained by the seaside for a time, teaching and healing, and then repaired to the house of Levi-Matthew to meet the publicans at the feast. Here Jairus, the ruler of the synagogue, found Him. This elder of the Jews came to Jesus in great distress, and cast himself at His feet, exclaiming, "My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray Thee, come and lay Thy hands
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

Conversion, Its Nature and Necessity.
Closely related to the doctrine of the power, or efficacy, of the divine Word--as considered in the last chapter--is the doctrine of conversion. It is the subject of conversion, therefore, that we now purpose to examine. It is an important subject. It deserves a prominent place in treating of the Way of Salvation. It is also an intensely personal subject. Each one who desires to be in the Way of Salvation is personally interested in it. The eternal destiny of every one who reads these pages is closely
G. H. Gerberding—The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church

Cross References
Matthew 12:45
Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation."

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 5:8
For Jesus had said to him, "Come out of this man, you impure spirit!"

Mark 5:10
And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.

Mark 5:15
When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.

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

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