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Is anyone familiar with a book that addresses the English translations before the KJV? I was asked about them by a friend of mine and I was taken off guard a bit. We say that the KJV is God's perfectly preserved words in the English language. He tells us that His words are perfectly preserved: Psalms 12:6-7. If I understood her correctly, her question was, essentially, this: If God promises to preserve His words perfectly, does that mean that the English translations before the KJV were also perfect? If so, why was the KJV necessary? If not, then doesn't that mean that the people usi