5 Against the walls of the main hall and inner sanctuary he built a structure around the building, in which there were side rooms.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Kings 6:5

Commentary on 1 Kings 6:1-10

(Read 1 Kings 6:1-10)

The temple is called the house of the Lord, because it was directed and modelled by him, and was to be employed in his service. This gave it the beauty of holiness, that it was the house of the Lord, which was far beyond all other beauties. It was to be the temple of the God of peace, therefore no iron tool must be heard; quietness and silence suit and help religious exercises. God's work should be done with much care and little noise. Clamour and violence often hinder, but never further the work of God. Thus the kingdom of God in the heart of man grows up in silence, Mark 5:27.