Recount to them the example of the people to whose town Our messengers came. (13) When We sent to them two but they denied them, so We strengthened them with a third, and they said, "Indeed, we are messengers to you." (14) The people said, "You are mere mortals like us and the Beneficent God has sent nothing. You are only liars." (15) They said: Our Lord knows that we are most surely apostles to you. (16) and it is only for us to deliver the Manifest Message.' (17) The (people) said: "for us, we augur an evil omen from you: if ye desist not, we will certainly stone you. And a grievous punishment indeed will be inflicted on you by us." (18) They said, "Your omen is with yourselves. Is it because you were reminded? Rather, you are a transgressing people." (19) At that, a man came running from the farthest end of the city, [and] exclaimed: "O my people! Follow these message-bearers! (20) Follow those who do not ask you for any reward and who are rightly guided. (21) Why should I not serve the One Who created me and to Whom all of you shall be sent back? (22) "Shall I take besides Him aliha (gods), if the Most Beneficent (Allah) intends me any harm, their intercession will be of no use for me whatsoever, nor can they save me? (23) Verily then I should be in error manifest. (24) I believe in your Lord, so listen to me." (25) It was said to him, “Enter Paradise”; he said, “If only my people knew!” (26) Of that on account of which my Lord has forgiven me and made me of the honored 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 Saihah (shout, etc.) and lo! They (all) were silent (dead-destroyed). (29) Ah, the anguish for the bondmen! Never came there unto them a messenger but they did mock him! (30) Have they not seen how many generations We destroyed before them, which will not return to them? (31) And surely all, every one of them, shall be brought before Us. (32)