Recite to them, as a case in point, the story of the people of the town when the Messengers came to them. (13) We sent to them two, but they belied them so We reinforced them with a third. They said: 'We have surely been sent as Messengers to you' (14) They said, 'You are naught but mortals like us; the All-merciful has not sent down anything. You are speaking only lies.' (15) They answered, “Our Lord knows that surely, without doubt, we have been sent towards you.” (16) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey 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) They said: 'Your prediction is with you, if you are reminded. Surely, you are but a wayward nation' (19) And there came from the farthest end of the city a man, running. He said, "O my people, follow the messengers. (20) Follow those who do not ask you for any reward and who are rightly guided. (21) Why should I not worship Him who has originated me and to whom you shall all be returned? (22) Should I take other gods apart from Him, who would neither be able to intercede for me nor save me if Ar-Rahman brings me harm? (23) Surely in that case I should indeed be in evident error. (24) Indeed, I have believed in your Lord, so listen to me." (25) It was said, 'Enter Paradise!' He said, 'Ah, would that my people had knowledge (26) that my Lord has forgiven me, and caused me to be amongst the receivers of generosity' (27) ۞ We sent not down against his people after him a host from heaven, nor do We ever send. (28) It was no more than a single mighty Blast, and behold! they were (like ashes) quenched and silent. (29) Ah, the anguish for the bondmen! Never came there unto them a messenger but they did mock him! (30) Do they not see how many of the generations We have destroyed before them? Verily, they will not return to them. (31) and [that] all of them, all together, will [in the end] before Us be arraigned? (32)