Jim Meritt of Infidels.org seems to think a contradiction is here, asking "Strong drink?"
|“||Proverbs 31:6 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
7 Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.
John 2:1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
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.
- Meritt, Jim (1992). A list of Biblical contradictions. Retrieved from http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/jim_meritt/bible-contradictions.html.