New Living Translation
Jesus demanded, "What is your name?" "Legion," he replied, for he was filled with many demons.
King James Bible
And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And 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.
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,)
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Then Jesus demanded, "What is your name?" And he replied, "My name is Legion, because there are many of us inside this man."
For Jesus had already commanded the evil spirit to come out of him. This spirit had often taken control of the man. Even when he was placed under guard and put in chains and shackles, he simply broke them and rushed out into the wilderness, completely under the demon's power.
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