While he yet spake
The above words to the woman;
there cometh one:
Mark suggests there were more than one, ( Mark 5:35 ) , (See Gill on Mark 5:35) and the Persic version here reads, "some of the ruler's family came"; that is, to him, who was now with Jesus: from the ruler of the synagogue's house; so the word "house" is supplied by the Syriac and Ethiopic versions; otherwise the words would be,
from the ruler of the synagogue;
which could not be, since he was still with Christ: hence some versions, as the Vulgate and Arabic, render them, "to the ruler of the synagogue"; and which give a true sense, and a right view of the case; for this messenger both came from his house, and to him:
saying to him, thy daughter is dead, trouble not the master;
to bring him any further, since all hope of help was now gone. The Vulgate Latin version, instead of "master", reads "him"; and the Ethiopic version, "Jesus".