Tell them the story of the people of the town to whom Messengers came. (13) We sent to them two, but they belied them so We reinforced them with a third. They said: 'We have surely been sent as Messengers to you' (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 knows we are Envoys unto you; (16) And we are not responsible except for clear notification." (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 omen is with yourselves. Is it because you were reminded? Rather, you are a transgressing people." (19) Then, a man came running from the furthest part of the village 'My nation' he said, 'follow the Messengers, (20) “Obey those who do not ask any fee from you, and they are on guidance.” (21) And why should I not serve Him who originated me, and unto whom you shall be returned? (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) Then truly I should be in error manifest. (24) Indeed, I have believed in your Lord, so listen to me." (25) It was said: "Enter thou the Garden." He said: "Ah me! Would that my People knew (what I know)!- (26) How my Lord has forgiven me and made me one of those who are honoured!" (27) ۞ And We sent not down upon his people, after him, any host out of heaven; neither would We send any down. (28) It was just one scream, and with it they were extinguished. (29) How regretful for the servants. There did not come to them any messenger except that they used to ridicule 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 [that] all of them, all together, will [in the end] before Us be arraigned? (32)