How long would David have to wait for revenge? (Ps 35:17-35:18)

“How long?

Yahweh!

Will you look on?

Rescue me from their ravages!

Rescue my life from the lions!

Then I will thank you in the great congregation.

In the mighty throng

I will praise you.”

David wanted to know how long this malicious activity towards him was going to continue. He wanted Yahweh to see what was going on. He wanted to be rescued from the ravages of these wild beasts, like the lions. David was again very descriptive as the enemies were like wild animals or lions. If Yahweh would help him, David would thank him before the whole congregation, in the mighty throng of people. There he would praise Yahweh.