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

Bible commentary

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

  • Daniel
    The disciples actually asked THE LORD 3 questions 1- When will the temple be pulled down. 2- HIS return 3- The end of the world as we know it.
    YESHUA answers all of the three questions in this passage of scripture.
    We then need to read in particular Revelations in its simplicity. The Prophets and look closely at the minor prophets and all of the answers are there.
  • Anonymous
    I feel more bless by reading today's verse.
  • Jacqueline
    I think this scripture gives proof of who God really is because if we take a look at the word of God, you can't doubt it's truth for example: Jesus said in his name we are going to cast out demons Mark 16 vs 17 and conquer things like fear and diseases and we've seen concrete physical proof of this word come alive. So to sum it all up, the word of Jesus about him being Almighty and king forever and the promise of the saints that they will rule as kings forever in eternity can be trusted too based on the above stated example.
  • MockingBird
    The word of the Lord will stand in the last day : The word will always be ! The word made the heaven and earth and all that therein is : The word formed man out of the dust of the ground : It is man that has messed up God's handy work !!! Because man rebelled against the WORD of the LORD !!!! God IS GOD !!! Soon all will stand before Him !!!
  • Margaret white
    All I could do is just smile, it is so real and to the point when speaking of our Lord and his word...
  • Jacqueline
    I think this scripture gives proof of who God really is because if we take a look at the word of God, you can't doubt it's truth for example: Jesus said in his name we are going to cast out demons Mark 16 vs 17 and conquer things like fear and diseases and we've seen concrete physical proof of this word come alive. So to sum it all up, the word of Jesus about him being Almighty and king forever and the promise of the saints that they will rule as kings forever in eternity can be trusted too based on the above stated example.

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