For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he had not lived in a house but among the tombs. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. Abaddon- Abaddon is the ruler of the Army of Locusts from the Abyss, and will be released at the end of days. There is great power in the Word of God (Proverbs 30:5). [[Now when he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons. F No one comes to the Father except through me. Christ corrects the problem at the source. Martin G. Collins 4 For he had often been … And also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, And crying out with a loud voice, he said, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? ‣ 10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country. ‣ He lived among the tombs. Strictly it indicated six thousand, but it was unusual for a legion to have its full complement. Demons are evil/fallen angels who follow Satan instead of God. μα (), is really the word for memorial; this man was "living among memories" … No one could have as big a problem as these men possessed by a legion of demons. See what over 145,000 subscribers are already receiving each day. Possibly the chief one of these demons caused this man to say that his name was Legion. The Miracles of Jesus Christ: Two Demon-Possessed Men Healed (Part Three). ‣ How are such mighty works done by his hands? We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. L Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. ‣ God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. What the Bible says about S A sower went out to sow. And the dragon and his angels fought back. - Mark 5:6–10 Fear of demons and evil spirits appears in every culture and with good reason. And all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain. O Legion – was the name an insane man that Jesus healed had given himself (Mark 5:1-20). She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne, ... Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. And behold, they cried out, “What have you to do with us, O Son of God? And when the demon had thrown him in their midst, it came out of him and did not hurt him. Then they were all amazed and spoke among themselves, saying, "What a word this is! Legion, also known as the Gadarene demon, or translated as Lots, is a demon found in the Christian Bible in Mark 5:9 and Luke 8:30. And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day—. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. And he said, “Legion,” for many demons had entered him. He cleans out the inside, which is the best way to correct the problem on the outside. He replied, ‘My name is Legion, for we are many’ ” (vv. ... Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. I And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. For whatever reason, Matthew simply gives us more information than Mark and Luke. ... Then they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. And he begged Jesus repeatedly not to send them out of that region. If the stolen beast is found alive in his possession, whether it is an ox or a donkey or a sheep, he shall pay double. And when he came to the other side, to the country of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men met him, coming out of the tombs, so fierce that no one could pass that way. Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! ‣ If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. In a separate incident, Mark 9:26-27 informs us, "Then the spirit [one demon] cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. Darby Bible Et il lui demanda: Quel est ton nom? B And he became as one dead, so that many said, 'He is dead.' Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Luke 8:30. They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. And they came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed man, the one who had had the legion, sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. R At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak. For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.". Why was this evil spirit called “Legion”? Legion means “many” and the man thought he was inhabited by many demons. “The demon’s warped plea for exemption from torture, when it is itself the source of torture, is heavy with irony.” 13. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ... Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 17. Christ could have compelled them to come out of the men immediately if He had wished, but the men may not have been able to survive the exorcism on their own strength. In fact, the word is one of Latin origin that (naturally) had been adopted by Greek speakers under the Roman Empire. Apparently this demon possessed man had to be chained because “he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains ap… Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” for many demons had entered him. Légion est mon nom, lui répondit-il, car nous sommes plusieurs. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. Mark 5:1-20 tells the story of Jesus casting a legion of demons out of an untamable man in the region of Gerasa/Gadara (parallel accounts are found in Matthew 8:28-34 and Luke 8:27-39). 4 For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke … The people from town had seen the demon-possessed man many times but that had not frightened them like the sight of the man, fully clothed, obviously in his right mind. Unless otherwise indicated, all content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. He replied, “My name is Legion, for we are many” (Mark 5:9) and he begged not to be sent into the abyss. ‣ “If a man causes a field or vineyard to be grazed over, or lets his beast loose and it feeds in another man's field, he shall make restitution from the best in his own field and in his own vineyard. Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven. Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. ‣ And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems. Even so, the demons do not obey Christ's command immediately. And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment. This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. 31 And they begged Jesus repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss. C Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” for many demons had entered him. And the demons begged him, saying, “If you cast us out, send us away into the herd of pigs.” And he said to them, “Go.” So they came out and went into the pigs, and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the waters. After all, demons are supernatural creatures and thus when it comes to sheer strength, these evil beings are vastly more powerful than even the strongest human being. J Amplified Bible Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” And he answered, “Legion”; because many demons had entered him. ‣ Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons. The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days, but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I was left there with the kings of Persia. I was only able to find one name of a demon, but it’s not really a name but a description, and that was the name “Legion.” We find this in Mark 5:2-4, “when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. The world tried many ways to restrain and control the two demon-possessed men in Gadara, but the only effective solution was God's power through Christ. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Evidently, though, Legion was not his actual name, as it referred to his being possessed by many demons. Do not love the world or the things in the world. Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. (For many a time it had seized him. This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain” (Mark 5:2-3). When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. The Story of Jesus and Legion The Story of Jesus and Legion. In this miracle, ( Matthew 8:28-34; Mark 5:1-20; and Luke 8:26-39 ), Jesus Christ commands unclean spirits to come out of two men. "Legion" is the direct translation of the word λεγεών, from Koine Greek into English. 3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. ‣ Interestingly enough, whe… ... Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. 11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding. So Christ is the solution, the remedy for the sin. G Contact me: openbibleinfo (at) gmail.com. “If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and kills it or sells it, he shall repay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. (From Forerunner Commentary). Note that ‘legion’ is a Latin word. Jesus addresses the men as if they are possessed by a single spirit, but the demon's answer, giving his name as "Legion," shows that he led a company of demons. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. Holman Christian Standard Bible When Jesus and the other disciples “got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. Overviews the scholarly pursuit to create the best reconstruction of Jesus’ life and teachings through the use of the best readings of the most recent historical data. All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. When Jesus healed the possessed man, He allowed Legion to possess the nearby herd of swine. What the Bible says about Legion of Demons. And the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel to see the beast, because it was and is not and is to come. Again he began to teach beside the sea. Legion of Demons Introduction The subject of demons and demon possession has always seemed somewhat remote and academic to sophisticated 20th century Americans. U The main point of the passage, then, is that Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, has absolute authority over all the spirit world, over Satan, over demons, and over those whom they control. I have been crucified with Christ. If this was the number inhabiting the two men—each with its own personality, all under the power of one will, animated by one purpose and united in operation—then the plight of the two men must have been horrific in the extreme. Demons must obey Jesus even if people do not. Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. Et il répondit, et dit : J'ai nom Légion; parce que nous sommes plusieurs. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Topical Bible And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. Cite this page: Editor: Stephen Smith. Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. King James Bible Demoniac possessed by Legion Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary , the most advanced Bible dictionary. Well try being Jesus for just one day. A parallel version of the story can be found in Matthew 8:28-34, but this version does not contain the name "Legion" and tells of two men, not just one, possessed by a multitude of demons. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems. But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. What is the wisdom given to him? Bible Stories. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. ... For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, epileptics, and paralytics, and he healed them. 32 A large herd of … Hebrews 4:12-13 reads: For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always crying out and cutting himself with stones. ‣ The best they can do is whitewash the outside. The religious leaders could not explain away Jesus’ miraculous exorcism, and so they claimed that He was demon possessed (Mark 3:22). Have you come here to torment us before the time?”. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. And behold, they cried out, “What have you to do with us, O Son of God? Then a demon-oppressed man who was blind and mute was brought to him, and he healed him, so that the man spoke and saw. Mark 5:15 ESV / 77 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful And they came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed man, the one who had had the legion, sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead. For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; And they begged him, saying, “Send us to the pigs; let us enter them.” So he gave them permission. ‣ Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Christian Standard Bible “What is your name? All these demons knew Jesus well because of their prior experience in heaven. Bible-believing Christians have always accepted the fact of demons and their activity in New Testament times, but most of us are inclined to relegate demonic activity in these days to pagan lands and …