And put forward to them a similitude; the (story of the) dwellers of the town, [It is said that the town was Antioch (Antakiya)], when there came Messengers to 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) The (people) said: "Ye are only men like ourselves; and (Allah) Most Gracious sends no sort of revelation: ye do nothing but lie." (15) They said: "Our Lord doth know that we have been sent on a mission to you: (16) "And our duty is only to convey plainly (the Message)." (17) They said, 'We augur ill of you. If you give not over, we will stone you and there shall visit you from us a painful chastisement.' (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) A man came running from the farthest part of the city saying, "My people, follow the Messengers. (20) Follow those who do not ask for any recompense of you, and are rightly guided. (21) "Why should I not worship Him who has brought me into being, and to whom you shall all be recalled? (22) Should I take other than Him [false] deities [while], if the Most Merciful intends for me some adversity, their intercession will not avail me at all, nor can they save me? (23) Surely in that case I should be in manifest error. (24) “Indeed I have believed in your Lord, so heed me.” (25) It was said, 'Enter Paradise!' He said, 'Ah, would that my people had knowledge (26) That my Lord hath forgiven me, and hath made me of the honoured ones. (27) ۞ And We sent not against his people after him a host from heaven, nor have We been sending down any such. (28) it was but one great blast and they fell down lifeless. (29) Ah the misery of the bondmen! there cometh not unto them an apostle, but him they have been mocking. (30) Have they not considered how many generations We destroyed before them - that they to them will not return? (31) And all of them shall surely be brought before Us. (32)