Recount to them the example of the people to whose town Our messengers came. (13) When We sent unto them twain, and they denied them both, so We reinforced them with a third, and they said: Lo! we have been sent unto you. (14) [The others] answered: "You are nothing but mortal men like ourselves; moreover, the Most Gracious has never bestowed aught [of revelation] from on high. You do nothing but lie!" (15) They said, "Our Lord knows that we are messengers to you, (16) “And our duty is nothing but to plainly convey (the 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 evil augury be with you! Is it because you are admonished about the truth? Surely, you are a people transgressing all bounds!" (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 ask of you no fee, and who are rightly guided. (21) And why should I not worship He who created me and to whom you will 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) "Then verily, I should be in plain error. (24) Lo! I have believed in your Lord, so hear me! (25) It was said: "Enter thou the Garden." He said: "Ah me! Would that my People knew (what I know)!- (26) (wherein he said), "Would that people knew how my Lord has granted me forgiveness and honor". (27) ۞ We did not send down any army against his people from heaven, nor did We have to send one. (28) It was just one scream, and with it they were extinguished. (29) Ah, woe for those servants! Never comes unto them a Messenger, but they mock at him. (30) Do they not consider how many of the generations have We destroyed before them, because they do not turn to them? (31) and [that] all of them, all together, will [in the end] before Us be arraigned? (32)