Tell them the story of the people of the town to whom Messengers came. (13) We sent them two Messengers whom they rejected. We supported them by sending a third one who told the people, "We are the Messengers (of God) who have been sent to you". (14) [The others] answered: "You are nothing but mortal men like ourselves; moreover, the Most Gracious has never bestowed aught [of revelation] from on high. You do nothing but lie!" (15) They said, "Our Lord knows that we have been sent to you. (16) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the 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 said: 'Your prediction is with you, if you are reminded. Surely, you are but a wayward nation' (19) A man came running from the farthest part of the city saying, "My people, follow the Messengers. (20) “Obey those who do not ask any fee from you, and they are on guidance.” (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, apart from Him, gods whose intercession, if the All-merciful desires affliction for me, shall not avail me anything, and who will never deliver me? (23) Verily then I should be in error manifest. (24) I believe 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) Of how my Lord has forgiven me and placed me among the honored." (27) ۞ After him, We did not send down any hosts from the heaven; We stood in no need to send down any host. (28) It was but one shout, and lo! they were extinct. (29) Woe, for those (unbelieving) worshipers! They mocked every Messenger that came to them. (30) Have they not seen how many generations We destroyed before them, which will not return to them? (31) All of them, gathered together, will certainly be brought before Us. (32)