New International Version
Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?
King James Bible
Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
Darby Bible Translation
Or thinkest thou that I cannot now call upon my Father, and he will furnish me more than twelve legions of angels?
World English Bible
Or do you think that I couldn't ask my Father, and he would even now send me more than twelve legions of angels?
Young's Literal Translation
dost thou think that I am not able now to call upon my Father, and He will place beside me more than twelve legions of messengers?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
More than twelve legions of angels? - As if he had said, Instead of you twelve, one of whom is a traitor, my Father can give me more than twelve legions of angels to defend me. A legion, at different times, contained different numbers; 4,200, 5,000, and frequently 6,000 men; and from this saying, taking the latter number, which is the common rate, may we not-safely believe that the angels of God amount to more than 72,000?
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legions. (A legion, [legeon,] for the Latin legio, from lego, to collect or choose was a particular division or battalion of the Roman army, which at different times contained different numbers. In the time of our Saviour it probably consisted of
6,200 foot and
300 horse, twelve of which would amount to
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Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
Then Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "My name is Legion," he replied, "for we are many."
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.
Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "Legion," he replied, because many demons had gone into him.
No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father."
Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place."
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