The Fall of Man Bible Skit – Genesis 3

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The Fall of Mankind and Exile from the Garden
This is a skit portraying the the fall of man as written in Genesis 3. It is written directly from the Bible, only putting in a few directorial cues, which are written in parenthesis. This skit can be performed as simply as having your students read the script in class, or as extravagant as having costumes and scenery.
Optional Coloring Sheet: We’ve converted the artwork above into a free coloring sheet download.
Characters:

  • Narrator
  • Adam
  • Eve
  • Serpent
  • God

Props: Garden of Eden – flowers, plants, etc.
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**This is a skit that needs each teacher to look at their class and see how they want to handle the part about Adam and Eve being naked. This is part of the Bible story, but it depends on your class on if it is appropriate to have as part of the skit. If you don’t want it in the skit, I have formatted the skit so that a piece of paper could be placed over each part that mentions the word “naked”, so that when copied, it won’t show.**
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(Eve is standing in the Garden of Eden. The serpent enters.)
Narrator: Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made.
Serpent: Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?
Eve: From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’
Serpent: You surely will not die! For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.
(Adam enters)
Narrator: When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened,
and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.
They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
Then the Lord God called to the man…
God: Where are you?
Adam: I heard the sound of You in the garden,
and I was afraid because I was naked;
so I hid myself.
God: Who told you that you were naked?
Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?
Adam: (pointing to Eve) The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate.
God: (to Eve) What is this you have done?
Eve: (pointing at the serpent) The serpent deceived me, and I ate.
God: (to the serpent) Because you have done this, cursed are you more than all cattle,
and more than every beast of the field; on your belly you will go, and dust you will eat all the days of your life; and I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel.
God: (to Eve) I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth, in pain you will bring forth children; yet your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.
God: (to Adam) Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’; cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; and you will eat the plants of the field; by the sweat of your face you will eat bread, till you return to the ground, because from it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.
Adam: (to Eve) Your name will be Eve, because you are the mother of all the living.
The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.
God: Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever
Narrator: (God is pointing for Adam and Eve to leave the Garden) Therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken. So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.


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