The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleMark 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 9:23).