SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:1 Â¶ Y oyendo los enemigos de Judá y de Benjamín, que los venidos de la cautividad edificaban el templo del SEÑOR Dios de Israel,
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ezra 4:1 Verse 1. Now when the adversaries] These were the Samaritans, and the different nations with which the kings of Assyria had peopled Israel, when they had carried the original inhabitants away into captivity, see ver. 9, 10.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin , etc.] The Samaritans, as appears from ( Ezra 4:2,10), heard that the children of the captivity ; the Jews, who had been in captivity seventy years, and were just come out of it, and still were not quite free, but under the jurisdiction and control of the king of Persia: builded the temple unto the Lord God of Israel ; that they were going about it, and had laid the foundation of it, which might soon come to their ears, the distance not being very great. Josephus says they heard the sound of the trumpets, and came to know the meaning of it.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-5 - Every attempt to revive true religion will stir up the opposition of Satan, and of those in whom he works. The adversaries were the Samaritans, who had been planted in the land of Israel, 2Ki 17. It wa plain that they did not mean to unite in the worship of the Lord according to his word. Let those who discourage a good work, and weake them that are employed in it, see whose pattern they follow. (Ez 4:6-24)
Original Hebrew וישׁמעו 8085 צרי 6862 יהודה 3063 ובנימן 1144 כי 3588 בני 1121 הגולה 1473 בונים 1129 היכל 1964 ליהוה 3068 אלהי 430 ישׂראל׃ 3478