Coin for them a similitude: The people of the city when those sent (from Allah) came unto them; (13) When We sent to them two, they rejected both of them, then We strengthened (them) with a third, so they said: Surely we are apostles to you. (14) They said: ye are but human beings like ourselves; the Compassionate hath not sent down aught; ye are only lying. (15) Said [the apostles]: "Our Sustainer knows that we have indeed been sent unto you; (16) “And our duty is nothing but to plainly convey (the message).” (17) They (the people of the city) said, “We think you are ominous; indeed, if you do not desist, we shall surely stone you to death, and you will surely face a grievous torture at our hands.” (18) They said: Your evil augury be with you! Is it because ye are reminded (of the truth)? Nay, but ye are froward folk! (19) Then a man came running from the other side of the city. "O my people," he said, "follow the messengers. (20) Follow those who ask of you no fee, and who are rightly guided. (21) For what cause should I not serve Him Who hath created me, and unto Whom ye will be brought back? (22) What, shall I take, apart from Him, gods whose intercession, if the All-merciful desires affliction for me, shall not avail me anything, and who will never deliver me? (23) Indeed, I would then be in manifest error. (24) Behold, I believe in your Lord; therefore hear me!' (25) It was said: Enter the garden. He said: O would that my people had known (26) "That my Lord (Allah) has forgiven me, and made me of the honoured ones!" (27) ۞ And We did not send down to his nation after him any army from heaven, neither would We send any down. (28) It was but one shout, and lo! they were extinct. (29) Alas for mankind! There never came a Messenger to them but they used to mock at him. (30) Have they not seen how many generations We destroyed before them, which will not return to them? (31) But each one of them all - will be brought before Us (for judgment). (32)