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AND SET FORTH unto them a parable - [the story of how] the people of a township [behaved] when [Our] message-bearers came unto them. (13) When We sent to them two Messengers, they belied them both, so We reinforced them with a third, and they said: "Verily! We have been sent to you as Messengers." (14) They replied, "You are nothing but mortal men like us and the Merciful God has not revealed anything. You are surely lying." (15) They said: Our Lord knows that we are most surely apostles to you. (16) "And our duty is only to proclaim the clear Message." (17) They (people) said: "For us, we see an evil omen from you, if you cease not, we will surely stone you, and a painful torment will touch you 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) Then came a man from the furthest part of the city, running; he said, 'My people, follow the Envoys! (20) Follow those who do not ask of you [any] payment, and they are [rightly] guided. (21) "Why should I not worship God who has created me? To him you will all return. (22) Should I take to worshipping [other] deities beside Him? [But then,] if the Most Gracious should will that harm befall me, their intercession could not in the least avail me, nor could they save me: (23) and so, behold, I would have indeed, most obviously, lost myself in error! (24) Behold, I believe in your Lord; therefore hear me!' (25) (Eventually they killed him and he was told): “Enter Paradise.” The man exclaimed: “Would that my people knew (26) That my Lord hath forgiven me, and hath made me of the honoured ones. (27) ۞ And We did not send down upon his people after him any hosts from heaven, nor do We ever send down. (28) There was but a single Blast and suddenly they became silent and still. (29) OH, THE REGRETS that [most] human beings will have to bear! Never has an apostle come to them without their deriding him! (30) Have they not seen how many generations have We destroyed before them who will not return again? (31) And all of them shall surely be brought before Us. (32)
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