And propound thou unto them the similitude of the inhabitants of a town, when there came thereto the sent ones. (13) What time We sent unto them two, then they belied the twain, wherefore We strengthened them with a third, and they said: verily we are unto you the sent ones. (14) The (people) said: "Ye are only men like ourselves; and (Allah) Most Gracious sends no sort of revelation: ye do nothing but lie." (15) They said: "Our Lord doth know that we have been sent on a mission to you: (16) who have been sent to you. Our only duty is to preach clearly to you". (17) They (people) said: "For us, we see an evil omen from you, if you cease not, we will surely stone you, and a painful torment will touch you from us." (18) They said: 'Your prediction is with you, if you are reminded. Surely, you are but a wayward nation' (19) And from the remote part of the city there came a man running, he said: O my people! follow the apostles; (20) "Obey those who ask no reward of you (for themselves), and who have themselves received Guidance. (21) And what aileth me that I should not worship Him who hath created me, and unto whom ye shall be returned. (22) "Shall I take besides Him aliha (gods), if the Most Beneficent (Allah) intends me any harm, their intercession will be of no use for me whatsoever, nor can they save me? (23) (Had I worshipped things besides God, I would have been in manifest error). (24) Behold, I believe in your Lord; therefore hear me!' (25) It was said to him, “Enter Paradise”; he said, “If only my people knew!” (26) “The manner in which my Lord has pardoned me and made me of the honoured ones!” (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 but one Saihah (shout, etc.) and lo! They (all) were silent (dead-destroyed). (29) Alas for human beings! They ridicule every messenger that comes to them. (30) Have they not seen how many generations have We destroyed before them who will not return again? (31) And without exception, all of them will be brought forth before Us. (32)