William Tyndale was first to undertake a printed English Bible. Having studied under the great Erasmus at Cambridge, he began translation of the New Testament— from the original Greek and not the Latin translation. At first he hoped to get help from the Bishop of London, but Henry VIII and his bishops were not yet willing to let the people read. In 1524 Tyndale went abroad, a virtual exile, first to Germany where he saw Luther at Wittenberg and made arrangements to have his New Testament translation printed at Worms, using funds given him by a London merchant.
Note: Even Gustavas S. Paine thinks there is an original Greek. No such thing exists on the face of the planet! Notice also they do not tell you which Greek text,there are thousands!!!!???
This is why it is important to believe God perfectly preserved His word! Psalm 12.6-7 KJB
Ps 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Ps 12:7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.