Ecclesiastes 9:5 (NKJV), “For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing,…” Ecclesiastes 9:10, “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.” The condition of death is a state of nonexistence. 

Sadly, Bible translators purposely mistranslated the Hebrew word, "sheol," and the Greek words "hades," "ghennah," and "tartaroo." They translated them all as hell when bad people died, but translated those same words as grave when good people died.  

Hades is the Greek word for sheol. This is easily proved when the Old Testament scripture in Psalms is quoted in the New Testament. Psalm 16:10, "For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell (sheol); neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption."

Acts 2:27, "Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell (hades), neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption."

However, all mankind has the assurance that there will be a resurrection from death. John 5:28, “Marvel not at this for the hours is coming when all that are in their graves will hear His (Christ’s) voice and come forth.” 1 Corinthians 15:22, “As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”

The Greek word “gehenna” was a garbage dump outside of Jerusalem. The fires in gehenna completely consumed all garbage. But nothing burns for eternity. It was destroyed in the fire. Gehenna is a symbol of complete destruction and symbolizes second death from which there will be no resurrection. Those in gehenna will cease to exist for ever.

“Tartaroo” is the place around earth where the fallen angels are confined in chains of darkness. No people are there.

Jesus called death a sleep. John 11:11, 14 (NKJV), 11 “…He (Jesus) said to them, ‘Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up.’ … 14 Then Jesus said to them plainly, ‘Lazarus is dead.’”

So, yes, innocent babies will go to sheol or hades. They are sleeping, waiting for the resurrection. And soon they will be reunited with their parents in Christ’s righteous kingdom. It will be wonderful!

Please note: a heavenly resurrection is a reward for faithfully following Jesus. James 1:12 (NIV), “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” Romans 8:17 (NKJV), “…if children, then heirs–heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. 1 Corinthians 15:51, 53 (NKJV), 51 “Behold, I tell you a mystery: We (faithful Christians) shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed– … 53…this mortal must put on immortality.”