לקח lqch "take" a very ordinary word, in Amos used of "taking" bribes and the like by the elite: Am 5:11, 12; or of Adonai "taking" them from wherever they have fled or hidden: Am 9:2, 3. Also of Israel's boast of military conquest Am 6:13 and of Amos' removal by God from ordinary life to be a prophet (Am 7:15).