12 But they do not know The design of Hashem, They do not divine His intent: He has gathered them Like cut grain to the threshing floor.
v’-HAY-mah LO ya-d’-U makh-sh’-VOT a-do-NAI v’-LO hay-VEE-nu a-tza-TO KEE ki-b’-TZAM ke-a-MEER go-r’-NAH
יב וְהֵמָּה לֹא יָדְעוּ מַחְשְׁבוֹת יְהֹוָה וְלֹא הֵבִינוּ עֲצָתוֹ כִּי קִבְּצָם כֶּעָמִיר גֹּרְנָה׃
4:12 He has gathered them like cut grain to the threshing floor
Though the Jewish people will eventually be taken into exile, Micha warns the nations of the world not to celebrate too quickly, for they do not understand Hashem’s ways. Those who dare attack the Holy Land and God’s holy city are gathered “like cut grain to the threshing floor,” God is the harvester, and those nations who “gathered” to celebrate Israel’s downfall will ultimately be “gathered” together to be destroyed, their joy becoming the basis for their own destruction.