And relate to them the signs of the people of the city when two emissaries came to them. (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, "You are mere mortals like us and the Beneficent God has sent nothing. You are only liars." (15) Said [the apostles]: "Our Sustainer knows that we have indeed been sent unto you; (16) And our duty is only to convey the message to you clearly," (17) The people of the town said: “We believe you are an evil omen for us. If you do not desist, we will stone you or you will receive a grievous chastisement 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 other side of the city. "O my people," he said, "follow the messengers. (20) "Obey those who ask no wages of you (for themselves), and who are rightly guided. (21) And why should I not serve Him who originated me, and unto whom you shall be returned? (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) Surely in that case I should be in manifest error. (24) I believe in your Lord; so listen to me.” (25) (But they stoned him to death.) It was said to him: "Enter Paradise;" and he said: "If only my people knew (26) With what (munificence) my Lord hath pardoned me and made me of the honoured ones! (27) ۞ And We sent not down against his People, after him, any hosts from heaven, nor was it needful for Us so to do. (28) it was but one great blast and they fell down lifeless. (29) Ah, woe for those servants! Never comes unto them a Messenger, but they mock at 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) But each one of them all - will be brought before Us (for judgment). (32)