For he had one only daughter
And so exceedingly dear to him:
about twelve years of age;
(See Gill on Matthew 9:18)
And she lay a dying,
or "was near death", as the Syriac and Persic versions; or "was just ready to die", as the Ethiopic version. The Vulgate Latin and Arabic versions render it, "she was dead", or "now dead", and which agrees with ( Matthew 9:18 ) . (See Gill on Matthew 9:18). but as he went;
along the streets of Capernaum, from Matthew's house; where he had been entertained with his disciples, and others, and where he had a conversation with some of the Pharisees and John's disciples, to the ruler's house: the people thronged him;
such a vast multitude followed him to see the cure, that he was even crowded, and so pressed on all sides, that it was difficult to walk along.