NKJV Bible is counterfeit translation – The History of the English Bible
THE FIRST HAND‑WRITTEN ENGLISH LANGUAGE MANUSCRIPTS OF THE BIBLE WERE PRODUCED IN 1380’S AD BY OXFORD THEOLOGIAN JOHN WYCLIFF (WYCLIFFE). Curiously, he was also the inventor of bifocal eyeglasses. Wycliff spent many of his years arguing against the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church which he believed to be contrary to the Bible. Though he died a non-violent death, the Pope was so infuriated by his teachings that 44 years after Wycliff had died, he ordered the bones to be dug‑up, crushed, and scattered in the river!
Gutenberg invented the printing press in the 1450’s, and the first book to ever be printed was the Bible. It was, however, in Latin rather than English. With the onset of the Reformation in the early 1500’s, the first printings of the Bible in the English language were produced. illegally and at great personal risk of those involved. William Tyndale was the Captain of the Army of reformers, and was their spiritual leader.
He worked most of his translating years alone, but had help from time to time as God discerned he needed it. Indirectly, he had the help of Erasmus in the publication of his Greek/Latin New Testament printed in 1516. Erasmus and the great printer, scholar, and reformer John Froben published the first non‑Latin Vulgate text of the Bible in a millennium. Latin was the language for centuries of scholarship and it was understood by virtually every European who could read or write.