Recount to them the example of the people to whose town Our messengers came. (13) When We (first) sent to them two messengers, they rejected them: But We strengthened them with a third: they said, "Truly, we have been sent on a mission to you." (14) The people said, "You are mere mortals like us and the Beneficent God has sent nothing. You are only liars." (15) They said: 'Our Lord knows that we are Messengers to you. (16) And on us is naught but manifest preaching. (17) They said, "Indeed, we consider you a bad omen. If you do not desist, we will surely stone you, and there will surely touch you, from us, a painful punishment." (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, from the furthest part of the city, a man came running. He said, "My people, follow the messengers. (20) follow those who ask no wage of you and are rightly guided. (21) And why should I not serve Him who originated me, and unto whom you shall be returned? (22) "Shall I take (other) gods besides Him? If (Allah) Most Gracious should intend some adversity for me, of no use whatever will be their intercession for me, nor can they deliver me. (23) In that case I shall most surely be in clear error: (24) I believe in your Lord, so hear me' (25) It was said, 'Enter Paradise!' He said, 'Ah, would that my people had knowledge (26) for what reason Allah has forgiven me and placed me among the honoured ones.” (27) ۞ After him, We did not send down any hosts from the heaven; We stood in no need to send down any host. (28) It was just one scream, and with it they were extinguished. (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 considered how many generations We destroyed before them - that they to them will not return? (31) They will all be brought together before Us. (32)