Feb 6, 2014

Readers' Theatre: Leviticus 19: 1-18

Here’s a simple readers’ theatre setting of Leviticus 19: 1-18.  It is set for three voices.

Readers’ Theatre:
Leviticus 19: 1-18

One:    The Lord said to Moses,

Two:    Give the following instructions to the entire community of Israel.
You must be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy.

Three:  When you harvest the crops of your land,
do not harvest the grain along the edges of your fields,
and do not pick up what the harvesters drop.

Two:    It is the same with your grape crop—
do not strip every last bunch of grapes from the vines,

Three:  and do not pick up the grapes that fall to the ground.
Leave them for the poor and the foreigners living among you.

One:    I am the Lord your God.

Three:  Do not steal.

Two:    Do not deceive or cheat one another.

Three:  Do not bring shame on the name of your God
by using it to swear falsely.

One:    I am the Lord.

Two;    Do not defraud or rob your neighbor.

Three:  Do not make your hired workers wait until the next day
to receive their pay.

Two:    Do not insult the deaf or cause the blind to stumble.

One:    You must fear your God; I am the Lord.

Three:  Do not twist justice in legal matters by favoring the poor
or being partial to the rich and powerful.
Always judge people fairly.

Two:    Do not spread slanderous gossip among your people.

Three:  Do not stand idly by when your neighbor’s life is threatened.

One:    I am the Lord.

Two:    Do not nurse hatred in your heart for any of your relatives.
Confront people directly so you will not be held guilty for their sin.

Three:  Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against a fellow Israelite,
but love your neighbor as yourself.

One:    I am the Lord.