And relate to them the signs of the people of the city when two emissaries came to them. (13) When We (first) sent to them two messengers, they rejected them: But We strengthened them with a third: they said, "Truly, we have been sent on a mission to you." (14) The (people) said: "Ye are only men like ourselves; and (Allah) Most Gracious sends no sort of revelation: ye do nothing but lie." (15) The Messengers said: “Our Lord knows that we have indeed been sent to you (16) And it is only for us to deliver a Clear Message' (17) They rejoined: "We feel you augur ill. If you do not desist, we shall stone you to death, and inflict a grievous punishment on you." (18) They said: Your evil fortune is with you; what! if you are reminded! Nay, you are an extravagant people. (19) And there came running from the farthest part of the town, a man, saying: "O my people! Obey the Messengers; (20) Follow those who ask not of you any hire, and who are rightly guided. (21) "And why should I not worship Him (Allah Alone) Who has created me and to Whom you shall be returned. (22) Should I take other gods apart from Him, who would neither be able to intercede for me nor save me if Ar-Rahman brings me harm? (23) "I would indeed, if I were to do so, be in manifest Error. (24) "For me, I have faith in the Lord of you (all): listen, then, to me!" (25) We said to him, "Enter paradise," and he exclaimed: "Would that my people knew (26) that my Lord has forgiven me and that He has placed me among the honoured.' (27) ۞ And We did not send down to his nation after him any army from heaven, neither would We send any down. (28) It was only a single blast which made them extinct. (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, living before them, had We destroyed and they cannot ever come back to them? (31) All of them shall (one day) be gathered before Us. (32)