Skit: Moses Escapes to Midian

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Moses Escapes to Midian Skit
This skit was written directly from the NASB version of Exodus 2:15-23. This can be used in a class setting reading from the script or as a full skit in front of an audience with costumes and props.
Suggested props would be: sand, well, sheep, baby doll
Characters: Narrator, Moses, Hebrew slaves (3), Egyptian soldier, Egyptian servant, Zipporah, priests’ daughters (6), shepherds, Reuel
The children are to act it out as it people are saying their lines in the script. The narrator gives direction when the characters aren’t speaking.
Narrator: Now it came about in those days, when Moses had grown up, that he went out to his brethren and looked on their hard labors; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren.
Moses: (looking side to side) No one’s around. (strikes the Egyptian, who falls down) I’ll have to hide him in the sand.
Narrator: He went out the next day, and behold, two Hebrews were fighting with each other.
Moses: (to Hebrew slave) Why are you striking your companion?
Hebrew slave: Who made you a prince or a judge over us? Are you intending to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?
Moses: (afraid) Surely the matter has become known.
Egyptian servant: Sire. It has become known that Moses has killed an Egyptian.
Pharaoh: Kill him!
Narrator: But Moses fled from the presence of Pharaoh and settled in the land of Midian, and he sat down by a well.
Zipporah: (to her sisters)Let’s fill the troughs to water our father’s flock.
Shepherd: (pushing the sisters) Get out of the way!
Moses: Leave them alone. You’ll need to wait your turn. (to the sisters) Here, let me water your flocks for you.
Zipporah: (to Reuel) Father!
Reuel: Why have you come back so soon today?
Zipporah: An Egyptian delivered us from the hand of the shepherds, and what is more, he even drew the water for us and watered the flock.
Reuel: Where is he then? Why is it that you have left the man behind? Invite him to have something to eat.
Zipporah: My father has asked you to come and have something to eat with him.
Moses: I would be honored.
Reuel: Please stay with us and take my daughter Zipporah to be your wife.
Moses: I would be honored.
Narrator: Then she gave birth to a son, and he named him Gershom.
Moses: For I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.
Image courtesy of Sweet Publishing and Distant Shores Media

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