1 Samuel 2:18
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English Standard Version
Samuel was ministering before the LORD, a boy clothed with a linen ephod.

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

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

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

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

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

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

But Eli's sons, Hophni and Phinehas (1 Samuel 2:34), were בליּעל בּני, worthless fellows, and knew not the Lord, sc., as He should be known, i.e., did not fear Him, or trouble themselves about Him (vid., Job 18:21; Hosea 8:2; Hosea 13:4).

1 Samuel 2:18 Parallel Commentaries

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ministered

1 Samuel 2:11 And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister to the LORD before Eli the priest.

1 Samuel 3:1 And the child Samuel ministered to the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.

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1 Samuel 22:18 And the king said to Doeg, Turn you, and fall on the priests. And Doeg the Edomite turned, and he fell on the priests...

Exodus 28:4 And these are the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a turban...

Leviticus 8:7 And he put on him the coat, and girded him with the girdle, and clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod on him...

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

Cross References
1 Samuel 2:11
Then Elkanah went home to Ramah. And the boy was ministering to the LORD in the presence of Eli the priest.

1 Samuel 2:28
Did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to go up to my altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod before me? I gave to the house of your father all my offerings by fire from the people of Israel.

1 Samuel 3:1
Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD in the presence of Eli. And the word of the LORD was rare in those days; there was no frequent vision.

1 Samuel 22:18
Then the king said to Doeg, "You turn and strike the priests." And Doeg the Edomite turned and struck down the priests, and he killed on that day eighty-five persons who wore the linen ephod.

2 Samuel 6:14
And David danced before the LORD with all his might. And David was wearing a linen ephod.

1 Chronicles 15:27
David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, as also were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, and the singers and Chenaniah the leader of the music of the singers. And David wore a linen ephod.

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