18 But Samuel was ministering before the LORD—a boy wearing a linen ephod.

Read 1 Samuel 2:18 Using Other Translations

But Samuel ministered before the LORD, being a child, girded with a linen ephod.
Samuel was ministering before the LORD, a boy clothed with a linen ephod.
But Samuel, though he was only a boy, served the LORD . He wore a linen garment like that of a priest.