Overall meaning :
Allah Almighty says: Many a town and its people had We completely destroyed when they wronged themselves on account of their disbelieving in Allah and denying His messengers, and We raise other people in their stead. When these wrongdoers felt Our severe punishment approaching and perceived its first signs, they started to run away from their town. ‘Do not run away,’ they were sarcastically told, ‘and return to your comforts and to your dwellings, so that you may be asked about your fate.’ They could only admit their wrongdoing, saying, ‘Woe betide us! We have wronged ourselves on account of our unbelief.’ And this they kept repeating until We made them like a reaped crop, silent and still. Beware, therefore, of persisting in denying Muhammad, lest you suffer the same fate of past unbelieving nations.
We did not create the heavens and the earth and what is between them in vain, but to establish evidence against you, people, and so that you may realise the greatness and power of their Creator and that He alone is worthy of worship. Had it been Our will to have a spouse and offspring, We could have had that from Our presence, but We would not do such thing, as it does not befit Us. Rather, We expound the truth and hurl it at falsehood, so that the truth refutes and crushes falsehood, which then vanishes. And you, unbelievers, will suffer punishment in the hereafter for describing your Lord in a manner that does not befit Him!