Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1And I stood on the sand of the Sea, and I saw a beast ascending from the Sea, which had ten horns and seven heads, and upon its horns, ten diadems, and upon its heads the name* of blasphemy. 2And The Beast that I saw was like a leopard, and its feet like those of a wolf and its mouth like that of lions, and the Dragon gave its throne, its power and great authority to it. 3And one of its heads was as if it had been crushed to death and its mortal wound was healed, and all The Earth marveled after The Beast. 4And they worshiped the Dragon that gives authority to The Beast, and they worshiped The Beast saying, "Who is like this Beast, and who is able to war with it?" 5And a mouth that speaks great things and blasphemy was given to it, and authority was given to it to work forty two months. 6And it opened its mouth to blaspheme before God, to blaspheme The Name and the dwelling of those who dwell in Heaven.
7And it was granted to make war with The Holy Ones and to conquer them, and it was given authority over all generations, peoples, languages and nations. 8And all the inhabitants of The Earth will worship it, those who are not written in The Book of Life of The Lamb slain before the foundation of the world. 9He who has an ear, let him hear. 10Whoever leads into captivity goes into captivity and those who murder with the sword will be killed with the sword. Here is faith and the endurance of The Holy Ones.
11And I saw another Beast that ascended from the ground, and it had two horns and was like The Lamb and was speaking like The Dragon. 12And it will exercise all the authority of the former Beast before it and will make The Earth and those living in it also to worship the first Beast, whose mortal wound was healed. 13And it will perform great signs so as to make fire descend from Heaven on The Earth before the people. 14And it will seduce those living on The Earth by the signs that were given to it to perform before the Beast, to tell the dwellers on Earth to make an image to the Beast, which had the wound by the sword and lived. 15And it was given to it to give spirit to The Image of The Beast and to cause that all who would not worship the image of The Beast would be murdered.
16And it will cause all, small and great, rich and poor, Masters and Servants, to be given a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17That no one may buy or sell again except one who has on him the mark of the name of The Beast or the number of its name. 18Here is wisdom, and whoever has a mind in him, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man -- six hundred and sixty six.