Strike for them a similitude -- the inhabitants of the city, when the Envoys came to it; (13) When We had sent two towards them and they denied them both, so We fortified them with a third, and they all said, “Indeed we have been sent to you.” (14) They said: You are naught but mortals like ourselves, nor has the Beneficent Allah revealed anything; you only lie. (15) They said: 'Our Lord knows that we are Messengers to you. (16) "And our duty is only to convey plainly (the Message)." (17) They answered: 'We predict evil of you. If you do not desist, we will stone you and a painful punishment from us will befall you' (18) They said, “Your evil omens are with you! What! You get annoyed for being advised? In fact you are a people who transgress the limits!” (19) At that, a man came running from the farthest end of the city, [and] exclaimed: "O my people! Follow these message-bearers! (20) Follow those who ask no reward of you, and themselves are rightly guided! (21) "It would not be reasonable in me if I did not serve Him Who created me, and to Whom ye shall (all) be brought back. (22) Should I take other than Him [false] deities [while], if the Most Merciful intends for me some adversity, their intercession will not avail me at all, nor can they save me? (23) Then truly I should be in error manifest. (24) I believe in your Lord, so listen to me." (25) It was said (to him): 'Enter Paradise' and he said: 'Would that my people knew (26) How my Lord has forgiven me and made me one of those who are honoured!" (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, living before them, had We destroyed and they cannot ever come back to them? (31) They will all be brought together before Us. (32)