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.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 2

  • Janet Abreu
    God is good, and his mercy endures forever. God is good he gives power and strength when we pray. And we all will declare with one voice, as others pray and rejoice. With hearts and our mouth we now say GOD is good. We simply serve a wonderful savior. What more can he do? He is worthy to be praise, he is beautiful beyond description, he gives and shows us his mercy, and love everyday. Praise GOD
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 78:35 AND THEY REMEMBERED THAT GOD WAS THEIR ROCK AND THE HIGH GOD THEIR REDEEMER --78:36--NEVERTHELESS THEY DID FLATTER HIM WITH THEIR MOUTH AND THEY LIED UNTO HIM NEITHER WERE THEY STEADFAST IN HIS COVENANT GENESIS 1:2 AND THE EARTH WAS WITHOUT FORM AND VOID AND DARKNESS WAS UPON THE FACE OF THE DEEP AND THE SPIRIT OF GOD MOVED UPON THE FACE OF THE WATERS PSALM 29:3 THE VOICE OF THE LORD IS UPON THE WATERS THE GOD OF GLORY THUNDERETH THE LORD IS UPON MANY WATERS 1 CORINTHIANS 10:1 MOREOVER BRETHREN I WOULD NOT THAT YOU SHOULD BE IGNORANT HOW THAT ALL OUR FATHERS WERE UNDER THE CLOUD AND ALL PASSED THROUGH THE SEA --10:2-- AND WERE ALL BAPTIZED UNTO MOSES IN THE CLOUD AND IN THE SEA --10:3-- AND DID ALL EAT THE SAME SPIRITUAL MEAT --10:4-- AND DID ALL DRINK THE SAME SPIRITUAL DRINK FOR THEY DRANK OF THAT SPIRITUAL ROCK THAT FOLLOWED THEM AND --- THAT ROCK WAS CHRIST ---
  • Lilian
    THERE IS NON HOLY AS THE LORD AND THERE'S NON BESIDE THE . THERE'S NO OTHER ROCK AS OUR GOD. THANK YOU JESUS JEHOVA JIREH JEHOVA RAPHA SHALOM MY PEACE MY ROCK AND MY SALVATION I WILL PRAISE YOU JESUS FOREVER AMEN HALLELUJAH
  • Michele Haney
    I need to repent more complain less, and honor God at all times!
  • BSP
    This is a prayer where Hannah was praising God and expressing her deep faith in God. We can learn lessons from this prayer when we are praying to God.
  • April
    This made me think,after i reread,we go to places such as church and there are people within the congregation,even a pastor, that is there for a profit or title, but even the ones who give offerings/tithes,GOD knows our heart when we give,so if you are putting money in with a poor attitude about it,he will know,the doings of the congregation is also dually noted,we WILL NOT be able to deny it!

Bible Options