Recount to them the example of the people to whose town Our messengers came. (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) They said: ye are but human beings like ourselves; the Compassionate hath not sent down aught; ye are only lying. (15) They said: "Our Lord doth know that we have been sent on a mission to you: (16) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.” (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 evil omens are with you! What! You get annoyed for being advised? In fact you are a people who transgress the limits!” (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) "Obey those who ask no reward of you (for themselves), and who have themselves received Guidance. (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) 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) 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) ۞ After him, We did not send down any hosts from the heaven; We stood in no need to send down any host. (28) It was not but one shout, and immediately they were extinguished. (29) Ah! Alas for (My) Servants! There comes not a messenger to them but they mock him! (30) Behold they not how many We have destroyed before them of the generations! verily unto them they shall not return. (31) And indeed, all of them will yet be brought present before Us. (32)