ESV - 9 And Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" He replied, "My name is Legion, for we are many.
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I would say that Jesus did not ask this question out of ignorance, but for the sake of His followers who were accompanying Him (and who would similarly contend with demonic forces following His departure from the earth (Mark 16:17)) from the standpoint of making clear to them the strength of the spiritual enemies with which they would be dealing, and providing a witness to them of the even greater power that He possessed (and that they would possess in His name) in casting out or defeating those enemies.
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