Matthew 24:12


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

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of Matthew 24:12

“And because iniquitie shal abound, the loue of many shall waxe cold.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Matthew chapter 24

“"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 hath abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold. ”
Douay Rheims 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


wesley's comment on 2015-09-05 10:15:34:

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's comment on 2015-08-17 05:59:46:

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's comment on 2015-07-18 13:00:49:

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.


Pastor Nyiko Blessed's comment on 2015-06-26 12:51:13:

This verse refers to the situation of wickedness in this world that will lead others to walk in hatred. today if you cant pay rent some landslord who are carried by the storm of hatred will never show grace to you


Olorunfemi M.k's comment on 2015-06-13 21:41:52:

The only thing I know is that every christian must be aware of this and wake up from their slumber because the time is at hand.


Melody AKA Destiny's comment on 2014-08-18 09:38:32:

People today have alot of hate in their hearts .God warns us to love one another.God warns that when we see these things come to pass, look up for your redemption draweth near,even at the door.We need to repent and let the Holy Ghost have His way in our heart.


annisa's comment on 2014-07-19 18:53:57:

It is the end of time if only everyone could seek jesus the world would be so much better.Everything that 's written in the bible is coming to pass.Please people give your life to jesus NOW.


annisa's comment on 2014-07-19 18:53:20:

It is the end of time if only everyone could seek jesus the world would be so much better.Everything that 's written in the bible is coming to pass.Please people give your life to jesus NOW.


Pawan Upadhyay's comment on 2013-11-17 20:59:04:

That time,due to full of wickedness,people will become cruel.


Robert Miller's comment on 2013-10-29 18:53:13:

I think it is the end times or very near. People have gone sour including myself I try to do good but just takes one little incident to make me forget about being good and I get angry an act on it. Not trying hard enough! Which is really bad because I do brlieve its the end times and im still sinning. What a fool I am!!!! God help us all


Al's comment on 2013-10-01 16:36:27:

Iniquity is a sin that we do knowing and willfully. The Lord gives us power to do his will. He is talking about believers. We are to have true love. Like a candle the wax grows cold when too far from the light or the light hais gone out. The abomination of desulation spoken of by Daniel was a system that changed the laws of God. Isaih said that evil shall be called good. We are warned of false teachers. Interest on money is a form of stealing from the poor. Our society has twisted the parables where the man was afraid and he really did not know the master. Saying that interest is now condoned. Believers partake in this in several ways.we don't help others and hord things for ourselves. We are incouaged to save with interest paid. We are guilty by association. The money lenders to the lending. We are taught that capitism is free enterprise. It forces business to be servant to the lenders demanding payment with interest when it takes time to become profitable. Society then turn to state socialism with often atheistic teachings included. People that are willing to help each other should be society greatest asset not capital. People die for lack of food and water and knowledge with wisdom. There are no shortages in this world. Only evil hoarding. We partake in blood shed of innocent people when we things that are not Godly. We cause others to stumble and fall when we do not manifest the True Love of our Lord.


ABE LOUIS's comment on 2013-09-28 00:44:18:

The more the evil we practise, the more our love for God disappears. To keep our love for God burning, let's therefore obey the Lord's commandments


Chibuzo Destiny's comment on 2013-08-08 13:12:12:

I think the end is here, for these words have actually come before us. Many believers today have gone off the faith in search of wordly pleasure. May God help us!


Donald Wickens's comment on 2013-01-22 06:27:23:

Weymouth version hits the mark on this verse. With the help of my pastor looking into the original Greek, who this was originally written to and the context, we came to the same conclusion. Weymouth translation gets it right and makes it clear.


Gordon's comment on 2011-04-28 05:06:47:

I regard this as being in the end of times were people will fall away from the relligeous teachings of the LORD and sin will increase. But honestly for a person trying to find more clarifying views and not be of english speaking as first language thank the Lord for the vers of the Waymouth Bible for I would be lost with the expresion of shakes spear english!


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