Matthew 24:12

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 24:12

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 for Matthew 24:12

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:12

24:10 Then shall many he offended - So as utterly to make shipwreck of faith and a pure conscience. But hold ye fast faith, #Mt 24:11|. in spite of false prophets: love, even when iniquity and offences abound, #Mt 24:12|. And hope, unto the end, #Mt 24:13|. He that does so, shall be snatched out of the burning. The love of many will wax cold - The generality of those who love God will (like the Church at Ephesus, #Rev 2:4|,) leave their first love.

24:13 #Matt 10:22|; Mark 13:13; Luke 21:17.

24:14 This Gospel shall he preached in all the world - Not universally: this is not done yet: but in general through the several parts of the world, and not only in Judea And this was done by St. Paul and the other apostles, before Jerusalem was destroyed. And then shall the end come - Of the city and temple. Josephus's History of the Jewish War is the best commentary on this chapter. it is a wonderful instance of God's providence, that he, an eye witness, and one who lived and died a Jew, should, especially in so extraordinary a manner, be preserved, to transmit to us a collection of important facts, which so exactly illustrate this glorious prophecy, in almost every circumstance. #Mark 13:10|.

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 24:12

  • Thomas Hernandez on Matthew 24:12
    All the protesting and tearing down Stautes is this the beginning of the end
  • Wenmar - in Reply on Matthew 24:12
    Yes, the spirit of lawlessness and rebellion has taken hold! Unfortunately our young people have no foundation; and public education in America has made them ignorant....and malleable. They are easily manipulated by satanic spirits, most especially the fascists who control the media and academia.

    Prayer, prayer and more prayer for the young people of the world; that they would reject evil and open the doors of their hearts to truth through the Word of God...our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Mishael on Bible Covenants on Matthew 24:12
    Very enlightening to google Bible Covenants! Covenants are very binding and that's why we are warned to not enter one lightly.

    1 Samuel 18:4 Exchanging Armor

    And Jonathan stripped himself of the ROBE that was on him and gave it to David, and his ARMOR, and even his SWORD and his BOW and his BELT.

    Jesus exchanged HIS armor with US. Why?

    Because we are warring against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:10-18. Read ALL those center column references to other Books. See Isaiah 24:21-22. Romans 13:1-5,11-12; John 12:31

    Jesus did not leave us here to just wear a wedding garment and hold a lamp of oil.

    He left us scripture that we are to war against spiritual war in the heavenlies. It's about strong faith and prayer: intercession; "standing in the gap". Jesus is making intercession for us right now! People come into the prayer room with grievous problems we SHOULD BE praying & doing war for. Ephesians 6:12, Romans 8:38, Colossians 1:9, 16-17; 2:15. 1 Thessalonians 5:8

    Standing in the gap is when you hold a lamb in your arms of prayer, and war against the demonic hoards that are trying to kill it; steal its life, destroy its hope in Jesus! It should make you want to save that lamb. Do you have any lambs in your life? Are you willing to snatch it out of the hands of Satans hoard of demons, WITH the WORD of God?

    You have a wealth of Bible Knowledge but are any lambs being saved with weighty speech? Don't you want to receive a Crown at Bema Seat? What would Jesus do? He showed us in His Gospels. If we are His followers we will imitate what he was Doing.

    Multitudes of people just in America, are committing suicide for unbelievable reasons. That's on Satans scoreboard. Is there anyone who will challenge that? Do you know how to take the scriptures and frighten the demons off of someone on a chair with a rope around their neck? Or a hypodermic needle going in an arm.

    Parents!Pray rightly for your kids. Punch out Satan
  • Lonell Goodman on Matthew 24:12
    Is their a book name Enoch
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Matthew 24:12
    There is actually more than one book called Enoch. The one translated by Charles is the one those in the Bible community read. The other is about Magic. There is much debate about the contents of that book. Those who deny the Sons of God are the fallen angels of Genesis 6 hate that book. Job 38 tells us the Sons of God shouted for joy at the creation of the earth. Adam did not come until 6 days AFTER the creation of the earth. So Adam could not have shouted for Joy before he was in existence.

    Believers do not become Sons of God till they are born of the Spirit in the New Testament. Adam was called a Son of God since he had no earthly mother and Jesus is the ONLY BEGOTTEN Son of God.
  • Marie on Matthew 24:12
    Iniquity shall abound!!!! apathy illuminati flash card anyone!!!!? it said new world order at the top of the card apathy!! many peoples hearts will grow cold,people are becoming more apathetic -less affectionate ? ?,can it be also.. because of political correctness (illuminati card - from illuminati game),people being offended by everything....
  • Marie pilgrim on Matthew 24:12
    The Beginning Of Evils.

    Isaiah 5:20

    Proverbs 29:2 I'm mourning.
  • Wesley on Matthew 24:12
    I believe that because sin has increased iniquity the love of many shall wax turn cold. Why does a man or woman say to the other, "I don't love you any more, and walks off?" The person's love for their mate has gone cold because of sin. They quit serving God who is Love. Why do some women abandon a child in a dumpster, has their love turned cold because of sin? We are living in the last days. "Awaken Church, there is no one praying".
  • Isaac solomon on Matthew 24:12
    mathew 24:12 is even a word of God happening everyd. Love of those that is waxing cold are both the non-christian, and wicked ungrateful christians. Anyone who is not straight-forward and open mind to God and man, his or her love will aways wax cold. Remember no one can see God ordinarily, that is why God said we should learn to do good in the book of isaiah 1:16-17.
  • Robert Stanley on Matthew 24:12
    This verse is talking about the majority of worldly Christians not the non Christians!The world system has always been evil.This verse part of the paragraph of warning to last day Christians.Only Christians in the light will escape the peril of this verse! KJ bible.


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