Then the Jews1 began to argue sharply among themselves,2 "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?"
Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh3 of the Son of Man4 and drink his blood,5 you have no life in you.54Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.655For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.56Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him.757Just as the living Father sent me8 and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.58This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever."959
He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.