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Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

Legion

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A Roman legion, of six thousand men. If the poor man possessed of a legion of devils was thus numbered, what a state to contemplate! (See Mark 5:9) I rather think the expression is of the figurative kind, or, as the poor man himself saith, a legion meant many. Our Lord meant the expression, no doubt, exactly as it is, when he said "twelve legions of angels." (Matthew 26:53)

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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Legion'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/pmd/l/legion.html. London. 1828.

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