Recount to them the example of the people to whose town Our messengers came. (13) When We had sent two towards them and they denied them both, so We fortified them with a third, and they all said, “Indeed we have been sent to you.” (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 we are Envoys unto you; (16) "And our duty is only to convey plainly (the Message)." (17) They answered: 'We predict evil of you. If you do not desist, we will stone you and a painful punishment from us will befall you' (18) (The messengers) said: "The augury is within your own selves. Do you (consider it a bad omen) that you should be warned? You are a people guilty of excess." (19) Then came a man from the furthest part of the city, running; he said, 'My people, follow the Envoys! (20) “Obey those who do not ask any fee from you, and they are on guidance.” (21) And what reason have I that I should not serve Him Who brought me into existence? And to Him you shall be brought back; (22) "Shall I take besides Him aliha (gods), if the Most Beneficent (Allah) intends me any harm, their intercession will be of no use for me whatsoever, nor can they save me? (23) In that case I should indeed be in manifest error. (24) I believe in your Lord, so hear me' (25) It was said (unto him): Enter paradise. He said: Would that my people knew (26) "For that my Lord has granted me Forgiveness and has enrolled me among those held in honour!" (27) ۞ And after that, no host out of heaven did We send down against his people, nor did We need to send down any: (28) It was but one shout, and lo! they were extinct. (29) Ah! Alas for (My) Servants! There comes not a messenger to them but they mock him! (30) Have they not seen how many generations have We destroyed before them who will not return again? (31) And indeed, all of them will yet be brought present before Us. (32)