1 John 4:19

He first (auto prwto). Note prwto (nominative), not prwton, as in John 20:4 John 20:8 . God loved us before we loved him ( John 3:16 ). Our love is in response to his love for us. Agapwmen is indicative (we love), not subjunctive (let us love) of the same form. There is no object expressed here.