New Living Translation
But Samuel, though he was only a boy, served the LORD. He wore a linen garment like that of a priest.
King James Bible
But Samuel ministered before the LORD, being a child, girded with a linen ephod.
Darby Bible Translation
And Samuel ministered before Jehovah, a boy girded with a linen ephod.
World English Bible
But Samuel ministered before Yahweh, being a child, clothed with a linen ephod.
Young's Literal Translation
And Samuel is ministering in the presence of Jehovah, a youth girt with an ephod of linen;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
LibraryA Private Enquiry
"What is the thing that the Lord hath said unto thee?"--1 Samuel 3:17. THE Lord would not speak directly to Eli, although he was the High Priest. In ordinary circumstances it would have been so; but Eli had grieved the Lord, and thus had lost his honorable standing. God had not cast him off; but he viewed him with such displeasure that he would only speak to him through another person: even as great kings, if they are offended with their courtiers, send them messages by other hands. The Lord sent, …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 37: 1891
Appendix xix. On Eternal Punishment, According to the Rabbis and the New Testament
Covenanting a Privilege of Believers.
1 Samuel 2:11
Then Elkanah returned home to Ramah without Samuel. And the boy served the LORD by assisting Eli the priest.
1 Samuel 2:28
I chose your ancestor Aaron from among all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to offer sacrifices on my altar, to burn incense, and to wear the priestly vest as he served me. And I assigned the sacrificial offerings to you priests.
1 Samuel 3:1
Meanwhile, the boy Samuel served the LORD by assisting Eli. Now in those days messages from the LORD were very rare, and visions were quite uncommon.
1 Samuel 22:18
Then the king said to Doeg, "You do it." So Doeg the Edomite turned on them and killed them that day, eighty-five priests in all, still wearing their priestly garments.
2 Samuel 6:14
And David danced before the LORD with all his might, wearing a priestly garment.
1 Chronicles 15:27
David was dressed in a robe of fine linen, as were all the Levites who carried the Ark, and also the singers, and Kenaniah the choir leader. David was also wearing a priestly garment.
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