ABC:Proverbs 31

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Verse 6

Jim Meritt of seems to think a contradiction is here, asking "Strong drink?"[1]

What Meritt was thinking in claiming this a contradiction I have absolutely no idea. First of all, there appears no reason for thinking the wine involved in John 2 is specifically "strong" drink. Secondly, Proverbs 31 is a commandment for those of weary hearts to drink, rather than not to drink, so why it would contradict John 2 Meritt doesn't explain. It never says those who don't have weary hearts shouldn't drink, which perhaps would be Meritt's extremely faulty reasoning. At any rate, it's unclear what sort of thought process could have been occurring for Meritt to claim this as a contradiction.


  1. Meritt, Jim (1992). A list of Biblical contradictions. Retrieved from