Mark 5:38

38 When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly.

Read Mark 5:38 Using Other Translations

And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.
They came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Jesus saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly.
When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw much commotion and weeping and wailing.

What does Mark 5:38 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Mark 5:38

And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue,
&c.] Along with him, and the three disciples above mentioned; and the Vulgate Latin, Syriac, Arabic, and Persic versions read, "and they came", the above persons:

and seeing the tumult;
the throng and crowd of people, of relations, friends, neighbours, and acquaintance, on this occasion, all in a hurry, and in one motion or another, expressing their concern by words and gestures.

And them that wept and wailed bitterly;
the mourning women, the same with the "preficae" of the Romans, who sung mournful songs, and made hideous noises, being hired for this purpose; as also those who played doleful tunes on musical instruments; (See Gill on Matthew 9:23).

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