Matthew 24:12
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English Standard Version
And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

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

American Standard Version
And because iniquity shall be multiplied, the love of the many shall wax cold.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And because iniquity hath abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold.

English Revised Version
And because iniquity shall be multiplied, the love of the many shall wax cold.

Webster's Bible Translation
And because iniquity will abound, the love of many will become cold.

Weymouth New Testament
and because of the prevalent disregard of God's law the love of the great majority will grow cold;

Matthew 24:12 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Shall abound (πληθυνθῆναι)

Lit., shall be multiplied. See Acts 6:1, Acts 6:7; Acts 7:17; Acts 9:31; Hebrews 6:14.

Of many (τῶν πολλῶν)

The A. V. in omitting the definite article, misses the force of Christ's saying. It is not the love of many people only that shall be chilled, but of the many, the majority, the great body.

Wax cold (ψυγήσεται)

The verb means originally to breathe or blow; and the picture is that of spiritual energy blighted or chilled by a malign or poisonous wind.

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because.

James 4:1-4 From where come wars and fights among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members...

James 5:1-6 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you...

the love.

Revelation 2:4,5,10 Nevertheless I have somewhat against you, because you have left your first love...

Revelation 3:15 I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot: I would you were cold or hot.

Cross References
Matthew 24:11
And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.

Matthew 24:13
But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

James 1:21
Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

Revelation 2:4
But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.

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