Five times in different verbal expressions, Jesus confirmed
the reality of the meaning he intended.
I am the living bread that came down from heaven;
whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread
that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.
Jesus said to them, "Amen, amen, I say to you, unless
you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood,
you do not have life within you."
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal
life, and I will raise him on the last day.
For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me
and I in him.