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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
In the Old Testament this word occurs as the translation of na‛ar , "young person," "child," "servant," the Revised Version (British and American) properly substituting "servant" in 2 Kings 4:19; Judges 16:26 is another passage where either sense of the original word may be intended. The word occurs in the New Testament in John 6:9 as the translation of παιδάριον , paidárion ; in Acts 20:12 , παῖς , paı́s (the King James Version "young man").
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Lad'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/l/lad.html. 1915.