1 Samuel 2:18
Good News Translation
In the meantime the boy Samuel continued to serve the LORD, wearing a sacred linen apron.

Contemporary English Version
The boy Samuel served the LORD and wore a special linen garment

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Samuel ministered before the face of the Lord: being a child girded with a linen ephod.

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But Samuel ministered before the face of the Lord: being a child girded with a linen ephod.

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1 Samuel 2:11 And Elcana went to Ramatha, to his house: but the child ministered in the sight of the Lord before the face of Heli the priest.

1 Samuel 3:1 Now the child Samuel ministered to the Lord before Heli, and the word of the Lord was precious in those days, there was no manifest vision.

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1 Samuel 22:18 And the king said to Doeg: Turn thou, and fall upon the priests. And Doeg, the Edomite, turned, and fell upon the priests, and slew in that day eighty-five men that wore the linen ephod.

Exodus 28:4 And these shall be the vestments that they shall make: A rational and an ephod, a tunic and a strait linen garment, a mitre and a girdle. They shall make the holy vestments for thy brother Aaron and his sons, that they may do the office of priesthood unto me.

Leviticus 8:7 He vested the high priest with the strait linen garment, girding him with the girdle, and putting on him the violet tunick: and over it he put the ephod.

2 Samuel 6:14 And David danced with all his might before the Lord: and David was girded with a linen ephod.

Context
Eli's Wicked Sons
17Wherefore the sin of the young men was exceeding great before the Lord: because they withdrew men from the sacrifice of the Lord. 18But Samuel ministered before the face of the Lord: being a child girded with a linen ephod.19And his mother made him a little coat, which she brought to him on the appointed days, when she went up with her husband, to offer the solemn sacrifice.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:11
And Elcana went to Ramatha, to his house: but the child ministered in the sight of the Lord before the face of Heli the priest.

1 Samuel 2:28
And I chose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to go up to my altar, and burn incense to me, and to wear the ephod before me: and I gave to thy father's house of all the sacrifices of the children of Israel.

1 Samuel 3:1
Now the child Samuel ministered to the Lord before Heli, and the word of the Lord was precious in those days, there was no manifest vision.

1 Samuel 22:18
And the king said to Doeg: Turn thou, and fall upon the priests. And Doeg, the Edomite, turned, and fell upon the priests, and slew in that day eighty-five men that wore the linen ephod.

2 Samuel 6:14
And David danced with all his might before the Lord: and David was girded with a linen ephod.

1 Chronicles 15:27
And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that carried the ark, and the singing men, and Chonenias the ruler of the prophecy among the singers: and David also had on him an ephod of linen.

Additional Translations
Now Samuel was ministering before the LORD—a boy wearing a linen ephod.But Samuel ministered before the LORD, being a child, girded with a linen ephod.

But Samuel ministered before Jehovah, being a child, girded with a linen ephod.

And Samuel ministered before the Lord, a child girt with a linen ephod.

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

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

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

But Samuel ministered before Yahweh, being a child, clothed with a linen ephod.

And Samuel is ministering in the presence of Jehovah, a youth girt with an ephod of linen;
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