Recount to them the example of the people to whose town Our messengers came. (13) We sent to them two Messengers and they rejected both of them as liars. Then We strengthened them with a third (Messenger). (14) The people said, "You are mere mortals like us and the Beneficent God has sent nothing. You are only liars." (15) They said: "Our Lord doth know that we have been sent on a mission to you: (16) "And our duty is only to proclaim the clear Message." (17) but they answered, "We see an evil omen in you. If you do not stop, we shall certainly stone you, and you will suffer a painful punishment at our hands." (18) They (Messengers) said: "Your evil omens be with you! (Do you call it "evil omen") because you are admonished? Nay, but you are a people Musrifun (transgressing all bounds by committing all kinds of great sins, and by disobeying Allah). (19) Then, from the furthest part of the city, a man came running. He said, "My people, follow the messengers. (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) Shall I take (other) gods in place of Him when, if the Beneficent should wish me any harm, their intercession will avail me naught, nor can they save? (23) Indeed, I would then be in manifest error. (24) Indeed, I have believed in your Lord, so listen to me." (25) It was said, "Enter Paradise." He said, "I wish my people could know (26) “The manner in which my Lord has pardoned me and made me of the honoured ones!” (27) ۞ And We did not send down upon his people after him any hosts from heaven, nor do We ever send down. (28) nothing was [needed] but one single blast [of Our punishment] - and lo! they became as still and silent as ashes. (29) OH, THE REGRETS that [most] human beings will have to bear! Never has an apostle come to them without their deriding him! (30) Have they not seen how many generations We destroyed before them, which will not return to them? (31) All of them shall (one day) be gathered before Us. (32)