Narrate to them the example of the people of the city when the messengers came to it. (13) When We sent to them two Messengers, they belied them both, so We reinforced them with a third, and they said: "Verily! We have been sent to you as Messengers." (14) But they said: 'You are only humans like ourselves. The Merciful has not sent down anything, your speech is but lies' (15) Said [the apostles]: "Our Sustainer knows that we have indeed been sent unto you; (16) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.” (17) Said [the others]: "Truly, we augur evil from you! Indeed, if you desist not, we will surely stone you, and grievous suffering is bound to befall you 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) 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) For what cause should I not serve Him Who hath created me, and unto Whom ye will be brought back? (22) Shall I take others besides Him as gods? If the Gracious God should intend me any harm, their intercession will be of no avail, nor can they deliver me. (23) Verily then I should be in error manifest. (24) “Indeed I have believed in your Lord, so heed 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 We did not send down upon his people after him any soldiers from the heaven, nor would We have done so. (28) It was but one Shout, and lo! they were extinct. (29) Alas for the servants! there comes not to them an apostle but they mock at him. (30) What, have they not seen how many generations We have destroyed before them, and that it is not unto them that they return? (31) And without exception, all of them will be brought forth before Us. (32)