Narrate to them the example of the people of the city when the messengers came to it. (13) We sent to them two, but they belied them so We reinforced them with a third. They said: 'We have surely been sent as Messengers to you' (14) They said, “You are nothing but mortals like us; the Most Gracious has not sent down anything you are nothing but liars.” (15) They said: Our Lord knows that we are most surely apostles to you. (16) "And our duty is only to convey plainly (the Message)." (17) (The people of the city) said: We augur ill of you. If ye desist not, we shall surely stone you, and grievous torture will befall you at our hands. (18) They said: 'Your prediction is with you, if you are reminded. Surely, you are but a wayward nation' (19) Then, a man came running from the furthest part of the village 'My nation' he said, 'follow the Messengers, (20) "Obey those who ask no reward of you (for themselves), and who have themselves received Guidance. (21) Why should I not worship Him who brought me into being, to whom you will be brought back in the end? (22) Should I worship other gods besides Him? If the Beneficent God was to afflict me with hardship, the intercession of the idols can be of no benefit to me nor could it rescue me from hardship. (23) Verily then I should be in error manifest. (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 thou the Garden. He said: would that my people knew. (26) how my Lord has forgiven me and placed me among the honoured ones!" (27) ۞ And We sent not against his people after him a host from heaven, nor have We been sending down any such. (28) It was no more than a single mighty Blast, and behold! they were (like ashes) quenched and silent. (29) Alas for the servants! there comes not to them an apostle but they mock at him. (30) Have they not seen how many nations before them did We destroy? Thereafter they never came back to them. (31) All of them shall (one day) be gathered before Us. (32)