New Defender's Study Bible Notes
4:16 epistle from Laodicea. It seems unlikely that the Holy Spirit would inspire this command to read the Laodicean epistle, and then allow it to be lost. It is more likely that the Ephesian letter (which contains no personal names) was intended for all the churches of the region. Tychicus would have left it at Ephesus, whence it was to be circulated to Laodicea and eventually to Colosse.