And relate to them the signs of the people of the city when two emissaries came to them. (13) When We sent two of them they called them liars; so We sent a third to strengthen them. "We have been sent to you," they said. (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 have been sent to you. (16) but we are not bound to do more than clearly deliver the message [entrusted to us]." (17) They said, "Indeed, we consider you a bad omen. If you do not desist, we will surely stone you, and there will surely touch you, from us, a painful punishment." (18) They said, 'Your augury is with you; if you are reminded? But you are a prodigal people.' (19) And there came from the farthest end of the city a man, running. He said, "O my people, follow the messengers. (20) Follow those who ask no reward of you, and themselves are rightly guided! (21) And why should I not serve Him who originated me, and unto whom you shall be returned? (22) Should I take other gods apart from Him, who would neither be able to intercede for me nor save me if Ar-Rahman brings me harm? (23) “Undoubtedly, I am then in open error.” (24) Behold, I believe in your Lord; therefore hear me!' (25) It was said (to him when the disbelievers killed him): "Enter Paradise." He said: "Would that my people knew! (26) that my Lord has forgiven me and that He has placed me among the honoured.' (27) ۞ And after him, We did not send down any army from heaven against his people, nor did We intend to send down an army. (28) It was only one Shout and they were silent, still. (29) Alas for men! No apostle ever came to them but they made fun of him. (30) Behold they not how many We have destroyed before them of the generations! verily unto them they shall not return. (31) And without exception, all of them will be brought forth before Us. (32)