Mark 5:9

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he asked him, What is thy name? And hee answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He was asking him, "What is your name? And he *said to Him, "My name is Legion; for we are many.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he asked him, What is thy name? And he saith unto him, My name is Legion; for we are many.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

And he asked him, What is thy name? And he says to him, Legion is my name, because we are many.
- Darby Bible

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

Jesus also questioned him. "What is your name?" He said. "Legion," he replied, "for there are a host of us."
- Weymouth Bible

He asked him, "What is your name?" He said to him, "My name is Legion, for we are many."
- World English Bible

And Jhesus axide hym, What is thi name? And he seith to hym, A legioun is my name; for we ben many.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he was questioning him, `What [is] thy name?' and he answered, saying, `Legion [is] my name, because we are many;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 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.


Discussion for Mark 5

  • Dewey J
    Hello Irene123, and Lu2677. Irene the scripture you are referring to is in Matt. 25:41 which prove that everlasting fire or the lake of fire was prepared for the Devil and his angels. Lu2627 Matthew Henry's commentary said a legion was 6000 or more therefore, that poor man was in a hopeless situation until Jesus healed him. Glory be to God in the highest. Amen!
  • Iene123
    To Tutu - Everything has it's obverse; there is God (goodness), there is satan (evil), there is heaven, there is hell (reserved for the devil and his angels). I tried to find the scripture ref. for that quote; I was sure it was in Isa., but couldn't find it - "hell is reserved......."
  • BSP
    This chapter shows Jesus' immense power over the demons, illness, and even death. He is definitely the idea king we need to change this terrible world.
  • Andy
    This Chapter shows the deity of Christ 1.demons could not stand before Him. 2. Disease could escape His healing. 3. Death was defeated by Him.
  • Adedeji Adedapo
    I have been reading dis chapter 4 a while bt 2day,i gt anoda revelation from vs 25-32.hw many times av we gone 2 church or prayed without answers or manifestations?we are just like d crowd pressing on Jesus without any result,bt dis woman knew there was power in the whole being of Jesus,even His clothes and dat faith gave her a testimony.
    Are u waiting till u see an angel b4 u put ur faith in Him?
  • Stella nwakohu
    In this chapter, we have, I. Christ casting the legion of devils out of the man possessed, and suffering them to enter into the swine (v. 1-20). II. Christ healing the woman with the bloody issue, in the way as he was going to raise Jairus's daughter to life (v. 21-43). These three miracles we had the story of before (Mt. 8:28 , etc. and Mt. 9:18 , etc.) but more fully related here.

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