فَعَصَىٰ فِرْعَوْنُ ٱلرَّسُولَ فَأَخَذْنَـٰهُ أَخْذًا وَبِيلًا
Asad Quran Translation
and Pharaoh rebelled against the apostle, whereupon We took him to task with a crushing grip.
Malik Quran Translation
Fir'on disobeyed Our Rasool; so We seized him with a firm grip.
Yusuf Ali Quran Translation
But Pharaoh disobeyed the apostle; so We seized him with a heavy Punishment. 5768
Pharaoh the earthly king faces Moses the prophet of Allah. In earthly eyes it was Moses who disobeyed Pharaoh. In spiritual relations, it was Pharaoh who disobeyed Moses. Pharaoh represented an ancient and mighty kingdom, with a long history behind it, and a pride in its learning and science, art, organisation, and power. Moses led a depressed people, hewers of wood and drawers of water. But the might of Allah was behind him. What became of the wisdom, power, and armies of Pharaoh? They were rent asunder when the day came, and the terror and surprise must have been the same as if the heavens had been rent asunder, and children's hair had turned grey! But formidable revolutions turn children grey-haired in another way. Nations that were as children became wise before they in their turn decayed, and from similar disobedience to the laws of Allah. For Allah's law must stand and be fulfilled when all else is swept away.
Mustafa Khattab Quran Translation
But Pharaoh disobeyed the messenger, so We seized him with a stern grip.
Piktal Quran Translation
But Pharaoh rebelled against the messenger, whereupon We sealed him with no gentle grip.
FaAAasa firAAawnu alrrasoola faakhathnahu akhthan wabeelan