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Mark 5:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he asked him, What is thy name? And he saith unto him, My name is Legion; for we are many.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he asked him, What [is] thy name? And he answered, saying, My name [is] Legion: for we are many.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And He was asking him, “What is your name?” And he *said to Him, “My name is Legion; for we are many.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he asked him, What [is] thy name? And he answered, saying, My name [is] Legion: for we are many.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he asked him, What is thy name? And he says to him, Legion is my name, because we are many.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and he was questioning him—What is thy name? and he saith to him—Legion, is my name, because we are, many;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and he was questioning him, 'What [is] thy name?' and he answered, saying, 'Legion [is] my name, because we are many;'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he asked him: What is thy name? And he saith to him: My name is Legion, for we are many.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And he asked him, What is thy name? And hee answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And he questioned him, How is thy name? And he said to him, Legion is our name, because we are many.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And he demanded of him: What is thy name? And he replied to him: Our name is Legion; for we are many.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
he asked 1905
{1905} Prime
ἐπερωτάω
eperotao
{ep-er-o-tah'-o}
From G1909 and G2065; to ask for, that is, inquire, seek.
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
him, 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
What 5101
{5101} Prime
τίς
tis
{tis}
Probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogitive pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions).
[is] thy 4671
{4671} Prime
σοί
soi
{soy}
Dative case of G4771; to thee.
name? y3686
[3686] Standard
ὄνομα
onoma
{on'-om-ah}
From a presumed derivative of the base of G1097 (compare G3685); a 'name' (literally or figuratively), (authority, character).
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
x3686
(3686) Complement
ὄνομα
onoma
{on'-om-ah}
From a presumed derivative of the base of G1097 (compare G3685); a 'name' (literally or figuratively), (authority, character).
he answered, 611
{0611} Prime
ἀποκρίνομαι
apokrinomai
{ap-ok-ree'-nom-ahee}
From G0575 and κρινω [[krino]]; to conclude for oneself, that is, (by implication) to respond; by Hebraism (compare [H6030]) to begin to speak (where an address is expected).
z5662
<5662> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 352
saying, 3004
{3004} Prime
λέγω
lego
{leg'-o}
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
My 3427
{3427} Prime
μοί
moi
{moy}
The simpler form of G1698; to me.
name 3686
{3686} Prime
ὄνομα
onoma
{on'-om-ah}
From a presumed derivative of the base of G1097 (compare G3685); a 'name' (literally or figuratively), (authority, character).
[is] Legion: 3003
{3003} Prime
λεγιών
legion
{leg-i-ohn'}
Of Latin origin; a 'legion', that is, Roman regiment (figuratively).
for 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
we are 2070
{2070} Prime
ἐσμέν
esmen
{es-men'}
Frist person plural indicative of G1510; we are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
many. 4183
{4183} Prime
πολύς
polus
{pol-oos'}
Including the forms from the alternate 'pollos'; (singular) much (in any respect) or (plural) many; neuter (singular) as adverb largely; neuter (plural) as adverb or noun often, mostly, largely.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Mark 5:9

_ _ And he asked him, What is thy name? — The object of this question was to extort an acknowledgment of the virulence of demoniacal power by which this victim was enthralled.

_ _ And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many — or, as in Luke (Luke 8:30) “because many devils [demons] were entered into him.” A legion, in the Roman army, amounted, at its full complement, to six thousand; but here the word is used, as such words with us, and even this one, for an indefinitely large number — large enough however to rush, as soon as permission was given, into two thousand swine and destroy them.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Mark 5:1-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Mark 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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What:

Luke 8:30 And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.
Luke 11:21-26 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: ... Then goeth he, and taketh [to him] seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last [state] of that man is worse than the first.

Legion:

Matthew 12:45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last [state] of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
Matthew 26:53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
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