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And present to them an example: the people of the city, when the messengers came to it - (13) We sent to them two Messengers and they rejected both of them as liars. Then We strengthened them with a third (Messenger). (14) They said: “We have been sent to you as Messengers.” The people of the town said: “You are only human beings like ourselves, and the Merciful Lord has revealed nothing. You are simply lying.” (15) They said: 'Our Lord knows that we are Messengers to you. (16) “And our duty is nothing but to plainly convey (the message).” (17) They said: Surely we augur evil from you; if you do not desist, we will certainly stone you, and there shall certainly afflict you a painful chastisement from us. (18) They said: "Your evil omens are with yourselves: (deem ye this an evil omen). If ye are admonished? Nay, but ye are a people transgressing all bounds!" (19) And there came from the uttermost part of the city a man running. He cried: O my people! Follow those who have been sent! (20) Follow those who do not ask you for any reward and who are rightly guided. (21) And what reason have I that I should not serve Him Who brought me into existence? And to Him you shall be brought back; (22) Should I worship other gods besides Him? If the Beneficent God was to afflict me with hardship, the intercession of the idols can be of no benefit to me nor could it rescue me from hardship. (23) Surely in that case I should be in manifest error. (24) Indeed, I have believed in your Lord, so listen to 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 caused me to be amongst the receivers of generosity' (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 but one shout, and lo! they were extinct. (29) OH, THE REGRETS that [most] human beings will have to bear! Never has an apostle come to them without their deriding him! (30) Do they not consider how many of the generations have We destroyed before them, because they do not turn to them? (31) and [that] all of them, all together, will [in the end] before Us be arraigned? (32)
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