Overall meaning :
Allah Almighty says: None of the communities before the unbelievers of Makkah who had demanded miracles of their messengers believed when such miracles occurred; rather they stubbornly disbelieved and so We destroyed them. Will the unbelievers in Makkah, then, believe if the miracles they demand happen? By no means.
The messengers We sent before you, Muhammad, were but men — not angels — to whom We sent down revelations. If you, unbelievers of Makkah, do not know this already, then ask those who have knowledge of the previously revealed scriptures. We did not give those messengers before you, Messenger, supernatural bodies that did not need food or drink, nor were they immortal! Then We fulfilled Our promise to the prophets and their followers to give them victory over their unbelieving enemies, and We utterly destroyed those who transgressed against themselves as a result of their disbelieving in their Lord. We have sent down to you, people, this Qur’an which will earn you honour in this world and the hereafter if you ponder it and follow its guidance. Will you not, then, use your reason?