This skit was written directly from: Genesis 29:13,15-20,23-29,31-35, 30:1-13,17-24,35:16-18. It would be a helpful teaching idea for Father’s Day and helpful activity to supplement our printable Father’s of the Bible booklets.
Characters / Props:
- Narrator sign saying “7 Years Passed”
- Laban signs with names of Jacobs children
- Jacob (Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Asher,
- Leah Issachar, Zebulun, Dinah, Joseph, Benjamin)
- Sign Bearer
“Father Jacob” Bible Story Teaching Skit
Narrator: When Laban heard the news of Jacob his sister’s son, he ran to meet him, and embraced him and kissed him and brought him to his house.
Laban: Because you are my relative, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?
Narrator: Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. And Leah’s eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful of form and face. Now Jacob loved Rachel.
Jacob: I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.
Laban: It is better that I give her to you than to give her to another man; stay with me.
Narrator: So Jacob served seven years for Rachel and they seemed to him but a few days because of his love for her.
(Sign Bearer walks across stage with “7 Years Passed” sign)
Narrator: Now in the evening he took his daughter Leah, and brought her to him. Laban also gave his maid Zilpah to his daughter Leah as a maid. So it came about in the morning that, behold, it was Leah!
Jacob: What is this you have done to me? Was it not for Rachel that I served with you? Why then have you deceived me?
Laban: It is not the practice in our place to marry off the younger before the firstborn. Complete the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you shall serve with me for another seven years.
Narrator: Jacob did so and completed her week, and he gave him his daughter Rachel as his wife. Laban also gave his maid Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maid.
Narrator: Now the Lord saw that Leah was unloved, and He opened her womb, but Rachel was barren. Leah conceived and bore a son and named him Reuben.
Leah: (holding “Reuben” sign) Because the Lord has seen my affliction; surely now my husband will love me.
Narrator: Then she conceived again and bore a son.
Leah: (holding “Simeon” sign) Because the Lord has heard that I am unloved, He has therefore given me this son also. So I’m naming him Simeon.
Narrator: She conceived again and bore a son.
Leah: (holding “Levi” sign) Now this time my husband will become attached to me, because I have borne him three sons. I will name him Levi.
Narrator: And she conceived again and bore a son.
Leah: (holding “Judah” sign) This time I will praise the Lord. I will name him Judah.
Narrator: Then she stopped bearing. Now when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she became jealous of her sister.
Rachel: (to Jacob) Give me children, or else I die.
Jacob: (angrily) Am I in the place of God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?
Rachel: Here is my maid Bilhah, go in to her that she may bear on my knees, that through her I too may have children.
Narrator: Bilhah conceived and bore Jacob a son.
Rachel: (holding “Dan” sign) God has vindicated me, and has indeed heard my voice and has given me a son. I will name him Dan.
Narrator: Rachel’s maid Bilhah conceived again and bore Jacob a second son.
Rachel: (holding “Naphtali” sign) With mighty wrestlings I have wrestled with my sister, and I have indeed prevailed. I will call him Naphtali.
Narrator: When Leah saw that she had stopped bearing, she took her maid Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as a wife. Leah’s maid Zilpah bore Jacob a son.
Leah: How fortunate! I will call him Gad.
Narrator: Leah’s maid Zilpah bore Jacob a second son.
Leah: (holding “Asher” sign) Happy am I! For women will call me happy. I will name him Asher.
Narrator: God gave heed to Leah, and she conceived and bore Jacob a fifth son.
Leah: (holding “Isaachar” sign) God has given me my wages because I gave my maid to my husband. So I will name him Issachar.
Narrator: Leah conceived again and bore a sixth son to Jacob.
Leah: (holding “Zebulun” sign) God has endowed me with a good gift; now my husband will dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons. I will name him Zebulun.
(Leah holds “Dinah” sign)
Narrator: Afterward she bore a daughter and named her Dinah.
Narrator: Then God remembered Rachel, and God gave heed to her and opened her womb. So she conceived and bore a son.
Rachel: (holding “Joseph” sign) God has taken away my reproach. His name will be Joseph. May the Lord give me another son.
Narrator: Then they journeyed from Bethel; and when there was still some distance to go to Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and she suffered severe labor.
Midwife: Do not fear, for now you have another son.
Narrator: It came about as her soul was departing (for she died), that she named him Ben-oni; but his father called him Benjamin.
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