Why should you be stricken any more? you will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.…
In this, and in the like cases, it is especially by and through its deceitfulness, that sin produces final obduracy, making "the whole head sick, and the whole heart faint." The man is blinded to the fact, that he is being hardened; it is all done underhand; and while there is the rapid formation of an inveterate habit of indulgence, a depraved inclination, or a habit of covetousness, or a habit of selfishness, or a habit of procrastination, there may be great ease and satisfaction, and a feeling of cordial commiseration for those slaves of their passions who may be said hardly to put forth exertion, and to be led captive by Satan at his will. Away then with the limiting the power of evil habits to persons who live in the practice of gross sins.
(H. Melvill, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.