Tell them the story of the people of the town to whom Messengers came. (13) When We sent them two messengers, they rejected them both, so We strengthened them with a third. They said, "Truly, we have been sent to you [by God] as messengers." (14) They said: Ye are but mortals like unto us. The Beneficent hath naught revealed. Ye do but lie! (15) The Messengers said: “Our Lord knows that we have indeed been sent to you (16) Our duty is to convey the message clearly." (17) The people said, "We have ill omens about you. If you will not desist, we shall stone you and make you suffer a painful torment". (18) They said, "Your omen is with yourselves. Is it because you were reminded? Rather, you are a transgressing people." (19) And from the outermost part of the city came a man running; he said, “O my people! Obey those who have been sent.” (20) Follow him who does not ask you for reward, and they are the followers of the right course; (21) “And what is the matter with me that I should not worship Him Who created me, whereas it is towards Him that you are to return?” (22) Should I take other gods apart from Him, who would neither be able to intercede for me nor save me if Ar-Rahman brings me harm? (23) In that case I would surely be in clear error. (24) "Verily, [O my people,] in the Sustainer of you all have I come to believe: listen, then, to me!" (25) It was said, 'Enter Paradise!' He said, 'Ah, would that my people had knowledge (26) how my Lord has forgiven me and placed me among the honoured ones!" (27) ۞ We sent not down against his people after him a host from heaven, nor do We ever send. (28) It was not but one shout, and immediately they were extinguished. (29) Woe, for those (unbelieving) worshipers! They mocked every Messenger that came to them. (30) Have they not seen how many generations have We destroyed before them who will not return again? (31) And without exception, all of them will be brought forth before Us. (32)