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
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".