Coin for them a similitude: The people of the city when those sent (from Allah) came unto them; (13) When We sent them two messengers, they rejected them both, so We strengthened them with a third. They said, "Truly, we have been sent to you [by God] as messengers." (14) They said: You are naught but mortals like ourselves, nor has the Beneficent Allah revealed anything; you only lie. (15) They said, 'Our Lord knows we are Envoys unto you; (16) "And our duty is only to proclaim the clear 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 evil augury be with you. Call ye it an ill-luck because ye are admonished! Aye! ye are a people extravagant. (19) A man came running from the farthest part of the city saying, "My people, follow the Messengers. (20) Follow those who ask not of you any hire, and who are rightly guided. (21) And what aileth me that I should not worship Him who hath created me, and unto whom ye shall be returned. (22) Shall I take beside Him gods when, if the Compassionate should intend me any harm, their intercession will avail me not at all, nor would they save me? (23) and so, behold, I would have indeed, most obviously, lost myself in error! (24) Verily I believe now in your Lord; so hearken unto me. (25) It was said (unto him): Enter paradise. He said: Would that my people knew (26) That my Lord hath forgiven me, and hath made me of the honoured ones. (27) ۞ After him We did not send down against his people a host from heaven, nor do We send down such hosts: (28) nothing was [needed] but one single blast [of Our punishment] - and lo! they became as still and silent as ashes. (29) Alas for My servants! Never does a Messenger come to them but they mock him. (30) Have they not seen how many generations, living before them, had We destroyed and they cannot ever come back to them? (31) And surely all, every one of them, shall be brought before Us. (32)