14 The Kohanim could not stay and perform the service because of the cloud, for the glory of Hashem filled the House of Hashem.
v’-lo ya-kh’-LU ha-ko-ha-NEEM la-a-MOD l’-sha-RAYT mi-p’-NAY he-a-NAN kee ma-LAY kh’-VOD a-do-NAI et BAYT ha-e-lo-HEEM
יד וְלֹא־יָכְלוּ הַכֹּהֲנִים לַעֲמוֹד לְשָׁרֵת מִפְּנֵי הֶעָנָן כִּי־מָלֵא כְבוֹד־יְהֹוָה אֶת־בֵּית הָאֱלֹהִים׃
5:14 For the glory of Hashem filled the house of Hashem
This description closely resembles that of the completion of the construction of the Mishkan: “Moshe could not enter the Tent of Meeting, because the cloud had settled upon it and the presence of Hashem filled the Mishkan” (Exodus 40:35). In both cases, a resting place for the Lord is built in the heart of the nation, and God’s glory comes down to reside within it. In the desert, the Mishkan rests at the center of the Israelite camp. Here, the Beit Hamikdash is built on hallowed ground in the city of Yerushalayim. The concentration of His presence is a reminder that Hashem continuously dwells among His people.