Matthew 24:12

“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And because iniquitie shal abound, the loue of many shall waxe cold.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And because iniquity shall be multiplied, the love of the many shall wax cold.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And because wrongdoing will be increased, the love of most people will become cold.
- Basic English Bible

and because lawlessness shall prevail, the love of the most shall grow cold;
- Darby Bible

And because iniquity will abound, the love of many will become cold.
- Webster's Bible

and because of the prevalent disregard of God's law the love of the great majority will grow cold;
- Weymouth Bible

Because iniquity will be multiplied, the love of many will grow cold.
- World English Bible

And for wickidnesse schal `be plenteuouse, the charite of manye schal wexe coold;
- Wycliffe Bible

and because of the abounding of the lawlessness, the love of the many shall become cold;
- Youngs Literal Bible

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People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:12


Mt 24:12 Because iniquity shall abound, etc. Immorality eats out the heart of religion.

Discussion for Matthew 24

  • Burris
    Great is Our God and worthy to be Praised so true of the scripture let's touch and agree before 2015 goes out to spread this word to All we meet and let them here the Truth that OUR LORD IS COMING BACK SI WE ALL MUST GET READY !!' HAPPY AND BLESSED NEW YEAR TO ALL LOVE
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    V.8; All these things are the beginning of sorrows. The theme of v.24 is when he will be coming; a time that no one knows, and what people will see, and natural things that will happen, earthquakes, famine, wars, people leaving their homes with nothing. V.28 is simply what is says, the context is not that the carcase is symbolic of Christ's body. The chapter does not guide us to think it is
  • Shirley
    An answer to Billspiro's question concerning v.28 "For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together." The carcase has to be Jesus Christ because Jesus said we are to eat of His body and drink of His blood. This must be a symbolic figure of the burnt offering that Christ makes for us on the Cross. Rev 1:5 . We are caught up to meet Him the clouds before the Wrath of God is released upon the earth. In other words, this passage is marking the coming of our Lord. "...Immediately After the Tribulation...the sun shall be darkened... v29 ..."And they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds...And HE shall gather HIS Elect..." So the Lord is in the Clouds and we are gathered to meet Him there. See Acts 1:11, we are told the Christ will return in the clouds. The next time Christ is mentioned coming in the clouds is Rev. 1:7, which parallels Matthew 24:30. We will be with HIM there b c we are the ones to accepted HIS Carcase as a sacrifice.
  • Lu2677
    Ann, I posted correction for my comment, hell was prepared for the devil.
    Read Luke 12:4-5. This is Jesus warning, do you not believe him? He says he sends people to hell. Jeremiah 10:23 "O Lord I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his path." Does this tell us we do not have free will? There are many more verse for this.
  • Ann
    God sends no one to hell they send themselves God gives us free will he doesn't
    Force himself on anyone.
  • Lu2677
    Correction; Matthew 25:41; hell prepared for the devil and his angels. Yet God sends man there too.

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