For exaltation comes not from the east, the west, or the wilderness,
The flood waters continued to surge, increasing throughout the earth, while the ark floated on the surface of the flood water.
2 Kings 6:6
The man of God asked, "Where did it fall?" When he was shown the place, he cut off a branch, tossed it there, and made the iron axe head float.
At this point the mariners became terrified, and each man cried out to his gods. They began to throw the cargo into the sea in order to lighten the vessel. But Jonah had gone down into the vessel's hold, had lain down, and was fast asleep.
The next day, because we were being tossed so violently by the storm, they began to throw the cargo overboard.
After they had eaten all they wanted, they began to lighten the ship by dumping its cargo of wheat into the sea.
On the third day they threw the ship's equipment overboard with their own hands.