Not that (ouc oti) --but that (all oti). Sharp contrast as in John 7:22 ; 2 Corinthians 7:9 ; Philippians 4:17 . We loved (hgaphsamen). First aorist active indicative, but B reads hgaphkamen (perfect active, we have loved). He (auto). Emphatic nominative (God). To be the propitiation (ilasmon). Merely predicate accusative in apposition with uion (Son). For the word see Philippians 2:2 ; Romans 3:25 for ilasthrion, and for peri see also 1 John 2:2 .