The King of Tyre had made the mistake of claiming to be a god, being wiser or more insightful than Daniel, and building up his empire himself. After prophesying the end for the actual king of Tyre, Ezekiel moved onto a figure that represented a different ‘king’, who also saw himself as a god.
Jeremiah 28:13-15 You were the model of perfection,
full of wisdom and exquisite in beauty.
You were in Eden, the garden of God.
Your clothing was adorned with every precious stone …
They were given to you on the day you were created.
I ordained and anointed you
as the mighty angelic guardian.
You had access to the holy mountain of God
and walked among the stones of fire.
You were blameless in all you did
from the day you were created
until the day evil was found in you.
And the prophecy slipped back into being something that either (or both) the actual and the metaphorical kings would face.
Jeremiah 28:16-19 Your rich commerce led you to violence,
and you sinned.
So I banished you in disgrace from the mountain of God. I expelled you, O mighty guardian, from your place among the stones of fire.Your heart was filled with pride because of all your beauty.Your wisdom was corrupted by your love of splendor.
So I threw you to the ground and exposed you to the curious gaze of kings. You defiled your sanctuaries with your many sins and your dishonest trade.
So I brought fire out from within you, and it consumed you.
I reduced you to ashes on the ground in the sight of all who were watching.
All who knew you are appalled at your fate.
You have come to a terrible end, and you will exist no more.