And set out to them an example of the people of the town, when the apostles came to it. (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) They said: You are naught but mortals like ourselves, nor has the Beneficent Allah revealed anything; you only lie. (15) The Messengers said: “Our Lord knows that we have indeed been sent to you (16) but we are not bound to do more than clearly deliver the message [entrusted to us]." (17) They (the people of the city) said, “We think you are ominous; indeed, if you do not desist, we shall surely stone you to death, and you will surely face a grievous torture at our hands.” (18) They said: Your evil fortune is with you; what! if you are reminded! Nay, you are an extravagant people. (19) Then, a man came running from the furthest part of the village 'My nation' he said, 'follow the Messengers, (20) “Obey those who do not ask any fee from you, and they are on guidance.” (21) Why should I not serve the One Who created me and to Whom all of you shall be sent back? (22) “What! Shall I appoint Gods other than Allah? So that if the Most Gracious should wish me any harm, their intercession would be of no use to me, nor would they be able to save me?” (23) In that case I would surely be in clear error. (24) I believe in your Lord; so listen to me.” (25) It was said, 'Enter Paradise!' He said, 'Ah, would that my people had knowledge (26) Of that on account of which my Lord has forgiven me and made me of the honored ones! (27) ۞ We did not send an army against his people from the heaven after his death nor did We need to send one. (28) nothing was [needed] but one single blast [of Our punishment] - and lo! they became as still and silent as ashes. (29) And it was said, “Woe to those bondmen whenever a Noble Messenger comes to them, 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) all shall be arraigned before Us. (32)