What does the Bible say about the blood of Jesus? Why is this part of Communion? As the disciples sat together, Jesus said, " ‘Take it and eat it, for this is my body' " (Matthew 26:26). He then gave thanks and offered them the cup and said, " ‘Each of you drink from it, for this is my blood, which seals the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out to forgive the sins of many' " (Matthew 26:27-28). From Christ's crucifixion to the communion sacrament, the blood of Jesus has symbolized the cleansing of our sins. Learn more about the significance and meaning of this topic from the collection of Bible verses below.