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

  • I AM
    Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists: whereby we know that it is the last time. For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
  • Bruce
    Norm: You have no answer because it's not in the Bible. He has always been My Lord and Savior and will be forever.
  • A disciple
    "the beginning of sorrows." There are some very important things for us to understand about the eventual complete ruin of the world, and how much sorrow before the coming of the Lord. There have been many from time to time, who deceive themselves and others, about there coming a great revival first; when the Scriptures plainly say just the opposite; of great lawlessness, and all restraint removed.
  • Norm
    Bruce, Let me ask you one question: and if you can answer my question, I will answer your question. The Son of God who was crucified shedding His blood for many: what was His name?
  • Bruce
    Norm: Jesus Christ is now live in the flesh. Where in the Bible, is that found?
  • Sakana
    It's interesting to note that 1st Thess was the oldest (according to most scholars) of his epistles. Not only does he not "bring it up again," going forward always gives a time element. After Tribulation. Or at the Last Trump. People apparently assumed "anytime" we could gather. Paul wrote again (2 Thess) to say no, you misunderstood. There are 7 trumps, we gather at the last. (1 Cor 15:50-52).

Bible Options