1 Samuel 2:18

“But Samuel ministered before the LORD, being a child, girded with a linen ephod.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But Samuel ministred before the Lord, being a child, girded with a linnen Ephod.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now Samuel was ministering before the LORD, {as} a boy wearing a linen ephod.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Samuel ministered before Jehovah, being a child, girded with a linen ephod.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Samuel did the work of the Lord's house, while he was a child, dressed in a linen ephod.
- Basic English Bible

And Samuel ministered before Jehovah, a boy girded with a linen ephod.
- Darby Bible

But Samuel ministered before the LORD, being a child, girded with a linen ephod.
- Webster's Bible

But Samuel ministered before Yahweh, being a child, clothed with a linen ephod.
- World English Bible

And Samuel is ministering [in] the presence of Jehovah, a youth girt [with] an ephod of linen;
- Youngs Literal Bible

But Samuel ministered before the LORD, being a child, girded with a linen ephod.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 2:18


2:18 Ministered - That is, performed his ministration carefully and faithfully. Before the Lord - In God's tabernacle. Ephod - A garment used in God's service, and allowed not only to the inferior priests and Levites but also to eminent persons of the people, and therefore to Samuel, who, though no Levite, was a Nazarite, from his birth.


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