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English to Spanish translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Religion
English term or phrase:compassionate outburst
Israel had escaped from Egypt after a fantastic display of omnipotence that would make God seem physically near. Above them towered Mount Sinai, with its cloud of God's glory concealing Moses, who had ascended to speak with God. The people thought he had deserted them. Their simple minds were soaked in the superstitions of Egypt and it’s gods, and so they made a golden calf to lead them back to the House of Bondage. The Lord said He would put an end to them because of this appalling lapse and begin a new nation through Moses.
Moses' first reaction was to send swordsmen to rid Israel of the ringleaders. Then his pity overcame his anger and he besought God to save the nation God called "a stiff-necked people". Then in Exodus 32, Moses called them "Your people". Moses pleaded, "Oh, these people have committed a great sin … yet now, if You will forgive their sin - but if not, I pray, blot me out of Your book which You have written". Here words failed him, such was the force of his ***compassionate outburst***. He offered to die as an atonement for Israel's sin. His offer was turned down because only the Son of God could atone for sin, but this is still an example of true intercession.