10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Read 1 John 4:10 Using Other Translations

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.