Legion, also known as the Gerasenes Demon, is a demon referred to in the Christian Bible. The New Testament outlines an encounter where Jesus healed a man from Gadarenes possessed by
demons while traveling.
The Gospel of Mark,
5:9, describes the following in the
country of the Gadarenes:
And He (Jesus) asked him (the man), "What is thy name?" And he answered,
saying, "My name is Legion: for we are many."
The Gospel of Luke,
Luke 8:30, describes the following in the country of the Gadarenes:
And Jesus asked him, saying, "What is thy name?" And he said, "Legion":
because many devils were entered into
The Gospel of
Matthew, Matthew 8:28-34, has a unique version of the story:
And when He was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there
met Him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so
that no man might pass by that way.
The demons comprising the Legion are given the appearance of fearing
Jesus in the King James Version, Mark 5:10:
And he besought Him much that He would not send them away out of the
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