And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
When Diogenes had spent the greater part of his life in observing the most extreme and scrupulous self-denial, and was now verging on ninety years of age, one of his friends recommended him to indulge himself a little. "What!" said he, "would you have me quit the race close by the goal?"
Parallel VersesKJV: And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.