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

  • Wayne
    Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to yourselves in Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord. Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father thru Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Jack Hughes
    Amen to that , I like the way you put it
  • Lilian
    The Sheep who follow the Shepherd will know his voice. Many of us who are called but only few are chosen. We are already saved and pardoned by the blood of Jesus . Our job now is to worship and praise Jesus Faith comes only by hearing the word of God without seeking God and his words its impossible to please God. We must be BORN AGAIN IN SPIRIT EVERY MOMENT OF OUR LIFE JESUS IS FAITHFUL,HE LUVs us
  • J
    " For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. For if by one man's offence death reigned by one much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 5:13-21
  • Peter okoko
    Thanks for the interpretation of the word "Christ". The rate of false Christ today in the world has make me wonder what would become of Christendom in the nearer future. I pray God open our eye to see and discern them. Thanks
  • Halina
    Yes they have. Buddsh, Mohamed. And of course the Pope. Yes they have deceived many. They have the most passionate followers of cruel laws and works. The yoke of the Lord is light, so Christians who are lazy take advantage and are lukewarm.

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