Some Bible versions read, “This is my body.” (See King James Version, Catholic Douay Version, The New English Bible, and some modern versions.) However, the Greek word used for “is” is e·stin, in the sense of signifying, importing, representing. (See footnote on Matthew 26:26, NW Ref. Bi.) The same Greek word appears in Matthew 9:13 and Mt 12:7 and in both cases is translated “meaneth” (KJ) and “means” (NE and other modern translations).