Recount to them the example of the people to whose town Our messengers came. (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) But they said: 'You are only humans like ourselves. The Merciful has not sent down anything, your speech is but lies' (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 rejoined: "We feel you augur ill. If you do not desist, we shall stone you to death, and inflict a grievous punishment on you." (18) They said: 'Your prediction is with you, if you are reminded. Surely, you are but a wayward nation' (19) And there came from the farthest part of the town a man running. He said; O my people! follow the sent ones. (20) Follow those who ask of you no fee, and who are rightly guided. (21) "Why should I not worship Him who has brought me into being, and to whom you shall all be recalled? (22) What, shall I take, other than Him, gods whose intercession, if the Merciful desires to afflict me, cannot help me at all, and they will never save me? (23) In that case I would surely be in clear error. (24) I believe in your Lord; so listen to me.” (25) It was said, "Enter Paradise." He said, "I wish my people could know (26) how my Sustainer has forgiven me [the sins of my past,] and has placed me among the honoured ones!" (27) ۞ And after that, no host out of heaven did We send down against his people, nor did We need to send down any: (28) There was but a single Blast and suddenly they became silent and still. (29) Ah, woe for those servants! Never comes unto them a Messenger, but they mock at him. (30) Are they not aware of how many a generation We have destroyed before their time, [and] that those [that have perished] will never return to them, (31) And indeed, all of them will yet be brought present before Us. (32)