Allah says, `The behavior of these rebellious disbelievers against what I sent you with, O Muhammad, is similar to the behavior of earlier disbelieving nations. So We behaved with them according to Our Da'b, that is, Our behavior or custom and way, as We did with them with what We often do and decide concerning their likes, the denying people of Fir`awn and the earlier nations who rejected the Messengers and disbelieved in Our Ayat,'
فَأَخَذَهُمُ اللَّهُ بِذُنُوبِهِمْ
(so Allah punished them for their sins.)
Because of their sins, Allah destroyed them
إِنَّ اللَّهَ قَوِىٌّ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ
(Verily, Allah is All-Strong, severe in punishment.)
none can resist Him or escape His grasp.